Fifteen years ago (approx.) a contractor
built a new subdivision behind our property. He built a "consideration" fence across the back of our property & up part of one side where the subdivision property lines were surveyed. We were then responsible for completing the fence on the other 2 & 2/3rds sides, plus all the gates that we needed.
We have two families whose properties adjoin ours. One of them has been driving us nuts because he claims his daughter won't sleep in her bedroom because she doesn't like the branches of one of our oak trees being too close to their house. His latest excuse is that the leaves from that tree are causing a backup in their basement stairwell & flooding results. (the basement stairwell is not even on that side of the house). The tree is a very healthy & very large beautiful oak tree, & while we really don't want branches cut that will make the tree lop-sided, we have told him that if he insists on trimming it, he will have to pay all the expenses, have all the wood hauled away, & be liable for any damages
to our property. He doesn't want to pay for it, this is the third time he has bugged us about it.
Now, the two neighbors
have gotten together & told us that the fence is 2 feet onto their property line & they want to move it. We are talking about 100' of 6' privacy fence, plus about 60' of a 4' privacy fence that protects the line of Leyland Cypress trees that we planted as a sound & privacy buffer. It will disturb the roots & health of those Leyland Cypress, plus all the other trees that are along that area.
My husband & I think that this latest plan is just another way of trying to get the tree problem taken care of. But we need to know what our rights are because we have dogs & we must have the fence across the back.