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I have a neighbor who built a tree house on our property.
I have a neighbor who built a tree house on our property. this was done 4 or 5 years ago and since it is hardly visible through the trees we did not realize it was encroaching until I looked at a plat map online and saw that it was just over the property line. When I e-mailed my neighbor, who is only here part time, she said she and her husband had thought it was probably on another neighbor's property, not mine. She apparently never notified the other neighbor when they built this thing. They have it connected to their house via a walkway, and there house, which was probably built in the 70's is not in compliance with current setback laws. i only care about the encroachment, which seems to have been done willfully. With Adverse possession laws in Colorado, I worry about them seizing the property.
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My BIL has owned 5 acres in Texas since 2001. As as he has
My BIL has owned 5 acres in Texas since 2001. As long as he has owned it, it has been taxed as 2 tracts of 3 acres ( his homestead),and 2 acres of non-essential property. Now he is trying to sell the 2 acre tract and has discovered that his 5 acres were never divided into two tracts and that in order to sell the 2 acre tract he will have to spend 7 to 10 thousand dollars! What gives?
Apparently when our HOA was set up, there was a certain
Apparently when our HOA was set up, there was a certain portion of every property set aside as a "common area." Mainly, it is the margin of about 10 feet at the back of everyone's property. Our CCRs say that things may not be built on it, nor within 5 feet. But this has not been enforced for many years, perhaps 20; all of the fences were built contiguously on this and there has been open and notorious use of this by individual homeowners. Can we simply deed that common area to each homeowner? WOuld that require a 100% vote, or the 2/3 required by our CCRs?
Purchased a home 4 yrs ago..had walkway between myself and
purchased a home 4 yrs ago..had walkway between myself and neighbor... wanted to improve it as it was rocks and hard to walk on and put pavers down following original line..after completion neighbor informed me part was on his property but,said it didn't bother him as he was never on that side of the house. he has since sold and new owner purchased home knowing this...I did not get anything in writing from previous owner.New owner wants it removed....what rights do I have if any
Can I claim land that was designated as a proposed street in
Can I claim land that was designated as a proposed street in a plat filed more than 30 years ago?I own 9 contiguous lots in a rural area. The lots are arranged in a roughly square shape totaling 17.78 acres. The property was subdivided more than 30 years ago, and was initially owned by a woman who rode horses on the land. I bought the 9 lots from her in 1999 and immediately constructed a sturdy field fence around the perimeter, in order to move my goat raising operation from another ranch.On the plat, there is a proposed street/cul-de-sac that juts into the middle of the property about 300 feet to provide access to 5 of the lots (all owned by me). When I built the fence around the land back in 1999, I ran the fence line straight across the entrance of the proposed street, closing it off to the connecting street, and including the area as grazing pasture with my other lots. All my land/lots surrounding the proposed street are zoned for agricultural use.Is it possible for me to incorporate this 2/3 acre of land into my holdings? I have no plans to develop the land, therefore the proposed street is not going to be needed any time soon.
I own 6 acres of land in the woods (this is in a HOA) theView more real estate law questions
Good Evening,I own 6 acres of land in the woods (this is in a HOA) the land is in front on a little lake. The easement is in my property and is for a right of way to the other neighbors to access the lake. The deed says I am the owner. The Association says they own it and want to clear the easement of trees etc and want to built a dock. I pay taxes on the land where the easement is and the survey shows that the easement is within the boundaries of my property. Can the Association do what they want and are they co-owners of the easement? This is in Michigan in Gladwin County