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On a shared pond the overflow is on the neighbors end. does

on a shared pond the overflow is on the neighbors end. does he have to maintain it or can he let it plug up and cause the pond to flood my side?

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I have a question about a property dispute in New Mexico. My

I have a question about a property dispute in New Mexico. My family and I originally owned 5.93 acres and a house on 1.09 acres for the past 30+ years since 1989. We have a brick home and a chain link fence around the borders of the house that has been there for over 20+ years. We decided to sell the land 5.93 acres to a buyer in 2011. He bought the land, that was surveyed with a certain description. We had the chain link fence up and there was no problem. Then in 2013, the buyer sold (owner financing) the land to another buyer (3rd owner) with the surveys and boundaries set in 2010. Now fast forward 2016, the 3rd owner had a private survey done in March 2016 without our knowledge sent us a letter saying our chain link fence is encroaching on his property by 3 feet on the North and East sides. He has sent us a letter to have us remove our fence in 30 days.My questions is, does adverse possession apply in this case in our favor, we have had our fence for more than 20 years, if there was a property line problem wasn't it up to the 2nd buyer to dispute it with us in 2013, and we have been paying property taxes on the "disputed 3 feet of land for more than 30 years," don't we own that area now??Thank youMelissa Molina

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We are the home buyers in CA. Our sellers had the dispute with

We are the home buyers in CA. Our sellers had the dispute with the neighbor about the tree roots after we signed the contract with them. Seller's tree roots are affecting the neighbor's yard .We haven't signed the escrow yest and just want to cancel the deal and want to receive our deposit.Are we eligible to do that? What legal papers should be sent to the seller in terms to have the clear reason why we want to cancel the deal?We do not want to be involved in any communications with the neighbors, because we are not owners of the property yet. But the seller's realtor says that we should contact the neighbor..Please advise.Sincerely,Dr. Glibicky

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Will an LLC protect your property if someone turns you into

Will an LLC protect your property if someone turns you into collections

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We have had two surveys done showing that two

***** *****. We have had two surveys done showing that two retaining walls come onto our property 2 ft. and 1 ft. respectively. The first survey was done in 2006 and just a few days ago for the second. There is a piece of their property locked into this area that they refuse to put steps from one wall so that they can maintain this small piece of their property (25 x 25 ft) so they continuously come onto our property to access it. It wasn't a big problem until recently when they started contracting landscapers to mow their lawn and they come over onto our property with their commercial mowers. My question: Can my neighbor get an easement just because he does not want to take steps to be able to access his property?JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: We have tried numerous time to speak to them about coming to a resolution but the last time the wife blasted me for about 15 minutes on her doorstep for being a kindless neighbor trying to cause problems.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Real Estate Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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While we were out of town our block fence was torn down by

while we were out of town our block fence was torn down by our new neighbors and replaced with a wooden picket fence , we were not notified and our backyard was open for some time ,we have a pool , it is definitely on the property line can we make them replace this fence ,the neighborhood we live in is all block fenced as is all our property ?

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Customer: ***** *****. I am curious about FENCE LINE, ENCROACHMENT

Customer: ***** *****. I am curious about FENCE LINE, ENCROACHMENT & ABANDONMENT of land between the fence & property line JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: neighbor purchased house 9 yrs ago. & shortly after, installed 6' wood privacy fence. JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Real Estate Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: 8 years ago, I purchased house behind him. We share common rear property line. I installed a privacy fence, which I had to cross into his property to connect the my corner to his corner JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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My property and adjacent property has shared a driveway for

My property and adjacent property has shared a driveway for about 15 years. At point where drive enters the public road, the property line shows neighbor owns th entrance to drive. By the time the straight drive goes into the property about 60 feet or so, all the driveway is all on my property. The adjacent property recently changed hands for the second or third time, and new property owner proposes to put a privacy fence up which will completely block entrance to my property and will force me to install new culvert into our property and reconstruct our driveway to the point the original driveway will be completely on my property. If he does this he gains exclusive use of a triangler shaped piece of property about 15 feet wide at entrance to drive, tapering to nothing about 60 feet up the drive.This will cause me a fair expense, and necessitate relocating of water main access to put in a new drive.Can he do this, and if so, is there any time frame me must give me before he fences off my access?

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I am half owners in a condo, My sister owns the other half.

I am half owners in a condo, My sister owns the other half. i live in the condo now and my sister is saying she will force a sale of the condo because she does not want me to live in it. Can she do this?

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