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Where does the property line start from the street or does

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Where does the property line start from the street or does the property line go all the way to the street? Property in Avondale subdivision, Charleston county, Charleston SC.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
The property line starts where the sidewalk ends nearest your property, not the side nearest the street. The city (or home owner's association if it is a private subdivision) owns the street and sidewalk, even though you may be responsible for maintenance on grass on the opposite side of the sidewalk nearest the street and may even be liable for repairs to the sidewalk, they are not part of your official property according to the deed which is where you need to go look.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
There is no sidewalk. There used to be a ditch. I want to plant a vegetable garden on the side of the road. The neighbor has a fence up. I thought that was their property line. She said I was on her property. Can I plant next to the road?
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
The ditch if it is in front of your house would be your property and your property would then run to the edge of the street. If she is stopping you, then you will need to get a copy of your deed and it will have a map drawn out with the property lines.
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