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Old 04-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #16
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get the surveyor to pound corner pins in and build a 6 ft fence 2 inches inside your property line.
Here's the thing. There IS a 6ft fence but it's not *ON* the property line. Here is a diagram showing the area of property line/fence in question:

As you can see, the fence runs as a normal property line would run. However, my piece of land is obviously not a normal shape by the look of the back property line. I didn't draw a full diagram of my land since the other neighbor isn't a problem (yet? LOL). But that pretty well shows you the small, sliver of land that is really of no use to me aside from having my utility meters sitting on it. They are saying the privacy fence IS the property line but my survey says it's the red line going at an angle. They say the survey is wrong and that it's theirs.

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #17
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Your argument isn't with me. I'm just trying to give you some info. You are welcome to ignore it if you want

the tax stuff was meant mainly for the other poster that asked about how can somebody pay taxes on property that isn't theirs. I was just trying to give him some examples of how it can happen.

You might also want to realize that sometimes what the son that is still living at home with mom wants, mom just might go along with. While you see mom as more accepting, if it comes down to choosing sides, I'm betting she sides with the son.

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Might want to mention to "Mom" that if her son continues that she will have to pay to have the fence moved off your property line
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:32 PM   #19
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Might want to mention to "Mom" that if her son continues that she will have to pay to have the fence moved off your property line
Why would she? It's on my property. Her son first claimed the posts are on their property but the fence is on mine, then he lied about what the surveyor said and claimed that my property runs 1ft past the fence (meaning the fence is totally on my property). So even in his own lie, he's saying the fence is totally mine.
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While you see mom as more accepting, if it comes down to choosing sides, I'm betting she sides with the son.
Yes but she also seems more... well, sane.
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Depends upon who paid to have the fence installed
If I leave my car on your property that doesn't make it yours
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Depends upon who paid to have the fence installed
If I leave my car on your property that doesn't make it yours
They said the previous owner of my property who lost it to foreclosure put it up. Makes sense the direction it's facing too. On my side, you don't see the posts so it looks nicer from over here. Around here, that's often how people put up a single line of fence. There's one in my mom's back yard from a previous owner and the neighbor next to her on the other side put one up in his yard the same fashion, with the posts facing my mom's yard rather than his own.
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Here you need to have the good side face your neighbor
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Depends upon who paid to have the fence installed
If I leave my car on your property that doesn't make it yours
you're right but I can prevent you from trespassing on my land to get your car unless you have the police of a court order.

in my area there are no rules as to what side of the fence must face some direction but generally accepted to face the good side outwards. It has to deal with curb appeal. It makes the property look better than if you put the exposed post side outward.


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I just saw that. That is hilarious.
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This is not legal advice and I am not a licensed attorney but were I you I would move the fence to reflect accurately the property line then grant a prospective easement just for the area where the meters are but grant it to the utility company not your neighbor. That way butlung son can go fart all he wants but you now have the law on your side.
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I would get the land surveyor to pound some stakes and move the fence to that line.
If you don't take care of it, this will bite you in the ass in the future when you try to sell.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:06 AM   #27
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The fence could have been place that far back due to undergound lines. I know i have mine 1ft off my property line because after JULIE came out and painted that part pretty much solid red, i push the fence forward. My meter and neighbors meter are both on my property, i just ssumed that the power company out it there. i would never blame my neighbors for where the transformer box was place as they probably had no say in it.

I would like to hear the outcome of this one...
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:09 PM   #28
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I've been unable to actually get the surveyor out here despite how he said he would come. I guess since there's no more money in it for him, he doesn't wanna make the 30 mile round trip drive.

Anyhow, the cable co came and buried the cable. They just took a flat shovel, stabbed the ground and made a "cut" in the ground which they then buried the cable down into, rather than trenching.

I was attempting to get my satellite dish up (cable is for inet, sat is for TV) and I was putting it on THEIR side of the fence (which is how it would need to be to point right) about 10 days ago and the neighbor came out asking if I needed any help. He kept trying to tell me how to point the dish (in the wrong direction. LOL).

Anyhow, he didn't complain at ALL about how I was putting the dish on "their" side of the fence. Also he said the reason he fussed so much about the cable being buried was it would have made it hard to mow since the ground is so rocky, if they had actually trenched it. Being on their side of the fence, they mow that area.

I told him how I was still trying to get the surveyor to come post stakes/flags and he said something to the effect of "Oh, I'm not worried about it.... but you do what yoiu gotta do". He made no further mention about having my utility meters moved beyond that first night when I started this thread.

I guess he came to his senses and realized it IS my property whether he likes it or not. Especially since their gas meter may in fact be on my property unless by some weird luck the property line runs directly between the two. They are about 10 inches or less apart with an above ground pipe linking the two together.

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