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Old 07-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #31
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Yep, you would have two stakes about three feet apart, but most likely if they did just run one line along the back, then each home owner could but as close as they could against that common fence, with their own fences on the two sides, without having actual attachment to the common dividing fence along the back.

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JUST A DUMB REFLECTION....

Nobody's at fault here IMHO, but the OP just wants to put in a nice fence.

We have three pages debating the issue, again at no one's fault.

Anything strange to anybody??

Yes... Put in a $20 post in my opinion, it will make the "corner" more stable. If you want to save $20, don't put in a post, and you'll probably have no problem.

PS: Yes,,, I did not read all three pages.

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round here. if you want a fence = do it to code, on your side of the line. and the neighbors have NOTHING legally, to say about it.

i just "took back" 5' of my property. that they have been using, for, idk, forever.
he didn't like it, said i was stealing "part of his yard"
i told him to pound sand, in not so nice of a way.
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round here. if you want a fence = do it to code, on your side of the line. and the neighbors have NOTHING legally, to say about it.



i just "took back" 5' of my property. that they have been using, for, idk, forever.
he didn't like it, said i was stealing "part of his yard"
i told him to pound sand, in not so nice of a way.
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+1 for yes, put in 2 posts.
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Well essentially I wouldn't personally install the second post, just in the future my neighbor would have to install one that close to my corner.
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JUST A DUMB REFLECTION....

Nobody's at fault here IMHO, but the OP just wants to put in a nice fence.

We have three pages debating the issue, again at no one's fault.

Anything strange to anybody??

Yes... Put in a $20 post in my opinion, it will make the "corner" more stable. If you want to save $20, don't put in a post, and you'll probably have no problem.

PS: Yes,,, I did not read all three pages.

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As I see it your property is square. Install the posts you need. If the neighbour wants to continue the fence then he will need to add posts.
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round here. if you want a fence = do it to code, on your side of the line. and the neighbors have NOTHING legally, to say about it.

i just "took back" 5' of my property. that they have been using, for, idk, forever.
he didn't like it, said i was stealing "part of his yard"
i told him to pound sand, in not so nice of a way.
There is a perfect example of adverse possession. That 5 feet you just reclaimed could have had a different ending.

If there had been a fence in his favour of those 5 feet and the time elapsed had been 12 years or more, the land would legally be his to claim. Like it or not.

The only provision for this law is if your deed is under the Land Titles System. Those under this system cannot be affected by this encumbrance, but if your deed falls under the Land Registry System you are S.O.L.
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Land Titles System and Land Registry System are primarily used in Canada and other Commonwealth Nations.
US title laws (set by individual states) generally do not follow either of those.
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Looking at your last picture the extra post in question is not within your fence but 3 feet beyond, (That should be your starting point). Possibly the one on the right rear may be. If you are lucky enough for the end of a section and the post land on that spot by coincidence, buy a lottery ticket and you can move out when you win
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DuckWeather -- I don't think I can start there because it wont line up...plus I need a post to build the sides off of...correct?



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There is a perfect example of adverse possession. That 5 feet you just reclaimed could have had a different ending.

If there had been a fence in his favour of those 5 feet and the time elapsed had been 12 years or more, the land would legally be his to claim. Like it or not.

The only provision for this law is if your deed is under the Land Titles System. Those under this system cannot be affected by this encumbrance, but if your deed falls under the Land Registry System you are S.O.L.

there actually was a fence, right next to my garage. but that became "null and void"
when the permit for the garage was issued, 4 years ago. all structures must be at least 5' from the property line.
idk if he could have claimed my 5", but he didn't. its mine now. i just moved the fence over.
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Either way you should be putting a post on your corner to start. I don't think you can arbitrarily put 3 feet of fence on someone elses lot. Usually one section is shortened to your second corner or your neighbor would pick up at the 3' with his. The lot behind should start with his own post intersecting.

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