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My mother's house is in escrow. I was her project manager on

Hello. My mother's house is in escrow. I was her project manager on the remodel for the resale. Because of a dilapidated fence, she experienced problems with her neighbor over the property line and code compliance. The neighbor was very aggressive, gang-connected, and complained about her code enforcement complaint causing her to remove the fence which animal control deemed unsafe for containing his pit bull. So the City chickened-out and decided to retract the complaint. My mother saw it as the only way to keep it out of the Court system. So, the Gang Unit came into the picture and brokered a deal between her and Code Enforcement, that the City would re-issue the code enforcement complaint if she were to buy a new updated boundary survey with the fence located within the property. She did this and the City quickly re-issued her code enforcement complaint. This angered the neighbor because he figured he and his family had stopped my mother's fence takedown and demanded that she replace the fence with a new one. The neighbor figured she owed him another fence, even though it wasn't his. Since my mother did not need a fence, didn't have dogs, nor a pool nor could afford a new one, she opted to instead install a cement strip inside her property line with a transparent ranch fence approved by the City. This really angered the neighbor. His daughter became involved. She is very aggressive, like her father, passive-aggressive in their tactics. For two years, the daughter and her father tethered by trolly system and leash, their pit bull, who was already known for getting loose by Animal Control. Somehow, they were allowed to avoid installing their own solid 6-foot fence. They held out for two years, until the last time the pit bull got loose. I called the police to report it trespassing into our property and active aggressively. That caused the neighbor and his daughter to install their pitbull containment fence. She was so angry, partially because her false reports to the authorities a bout us led to her having felony Welfare Fraud & Perjury charges against her, that she decided to file a false restraining order against me, specifically. This was an effort to stop me from being able to continue helping my mother complete her home remodel and code enforcement compliance. She was able to get a conduct order, but the stay away and no-contact order was cancelled, perhaps to allow for mediation between neighbors. I do not live there, but I had to be there to help my mother. I was running everything as my mother appointed me the one in-charge. This girl was trying to usurp my position. I was also an investor in the project along with my mother and another investor. I suffered through this while fighting breast cancer, raising my young child, testing my marriage, and dealing with workers who were communicated with and manipulated by the girl and her family with their sob stories. The question I have is that now that the house is in escrow, do I need to reveal to the buyer our experience with my mother's neighbor? I am not the homeowner. My mother is. There IS an elder abuse complaint that we filed against the neighbor for how she has been harming my mother and the property, and how she tried to stop me in order to harm my mother. The girl also controls my mother's property. My mother had to be moved out of there. The house had been burglarized, my mother's car stolen, the house sabotaged, and threats from the girl and third parties. There is a high risk of sabotage through the end of escrow. Since this girl's beef is with us (Her father passed away last September, leaving her brother as the sole owner, and he is not friendly or helpful about this either), but more specifically, on paper, with me rather than my mother, again on paper. How much do we need to disclose about the potential for trouble from this girl for the new buyer? The buyer seems to only care if there is a boundary dispute, which there is not, because we took care of it with the boundary survey and by installing a mow strip and fence on the footing. Rather, how much does a seller have to reveal to the buyer about a conflict or problem they have experienced with a disturbed neighbor? The good thing about the Judge issuing the personal conduct order against me is that my mother and the Realtor can retort that the Judge blamed me for the girl-next-door's upsets, so any conflict that arises between the buyer and the girl are their own.

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I recently bought a house and it was listed as .90 acres(the

I recently bought a house and it was listed as .90 acres(the parcel the house is on and an outlot behind us) the city is now saying the outlot was never part of the deed and was a mistake going back years, yet the outlot was listed on our initial appraisel and is listed on our tax bill...so we are paying taxes on it. What are my options to keep the outlot which was supposed to be part of the property?

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I just purchased a property. The survey shows the fence line

I just purchased a property. The survey shows the fence line in my property 12 feet. A pool was constructed in the utility zone on the other property. Can I rebuild the fence in the correct placement?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My neighbor has been bullying me ever since he bought the house

My neighbor has been bullying me ever since he bought the house next door. I filed several police reports and nothing helped. Recently,he accused me of killing his plants when I used my weed killer spray. I always sprayed near the border of my property to kill the weeds. Now, he planted some plants right near the border and some of them died and wants someone to blame. So, he installed cameras and put signs on the border saying do not spray. I do not want to be a wimp and not spray my own area. What do you suggest I should do short of going to court?

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We have been living same property years. Last year a

We have been living same property for 45 years. Last year a survey was done to the property next door. The survey people knocked on our door informed us that part of our blacktop driveway was on the other property, by approximately three feet.Nothing is been done, no letter, or problems, however my question is since I have been maintaining this for many years,can they demand their property? No fights, however I'm very worried that it will cost me major money to redesign my driveway.

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Representing a client (seller) whose deed includes language

Representing a client (seller) whose deed includes language re: a "potential" 30-ft boundary dispute with the northern neighbor (similar language not in neighbor's deed). Unable to get neighbor to agree to boundary line agreement, so now buyer's attorney's requesting that seller give deed omitting the "potential boundary dispute" language. Not comfortable with this.

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I purchased a home four months ago and after about two months

I purchased a home four months ago and after about two months they started construction of apartments next door, I would have never purchased this house if I knew about the apartments going in. Now I have a two story apartment looking down at my back yard. Should this of been reveled in the disclosure of the seller? Talking to my new neighbors, the apartments were the reason they sold the house. My wife and I are sick about this and need to know what options if any we have.

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I am a NJ homeowner and my neighbor placed a partial fence

I am a NJ homeowner and my neighbor placed a partial fence to line up with my existing fence(which was installed by the previous homeowner of my property). His fence was installed less than five years ago. It is within my property line as the norm for fencing installation in my town is to leave a foot between property lines. I would like to request him to remove it. Should I advise him in writing or in person? How much time should I give him to move or dismantle it? If he does not take it down after recommended time, may I remove it myself and pile the remains alongside his property for him to dispose of? Thanks for your advice.

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Hi, I have a property boundary dispute question in Utah. We

Hi, I have a property boundary dispute question in Utah. We bought our house in 2000. Our house was built in 1995. Last August, 2014 we received a letter from our neighbor (who bought the house next door just a few months after we bought ours in 2000), saying that our house is built on his property and that our fence line is about 180 feet on his property. He says that we are on 1.3 acres of his land. His fence and ours run parallel. My neighbor's predecessor, who I was able to speak with, told me that he had a survey done in 1993 right before he built his house next to ours, and he told me that "the surveyor set up a tall stake with a flag at the back corner of the property and the fence installers used that to line up the fence. The issue of a wrong survey never came up during the time we owned the property," which was from 1993 - 2000. It's not quite 20 years where the main fence was erected on his property, but his predecessor did erect a partial metal fence in 1993 that connects to the aforementioned fence above that was built a few years later. The metal fence is still there. Can this metal fence be used as a boundary marker?

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