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Are you saying that your dock and seawall has been on the neighboring land for over 20 years?
And then neighbor he just got a deed for the land 10 years ago?
Ok, then the neighbor is out of luck because if you never got permission to build, you are legally a trespasser, which is a good thing here..
Because in FL if you trespass on someone else's land and use it for over 7 years, then you can legally claim ownership of it under FL adverse possession statutes. In Florida the period of time for adverse possession must be at least seven (7) years. Florida Code Â§95.16-.18.
So he has no legal grounds to force you to do anything here and you could actually file a quiet title lawsuit and claim legal ownership of that land you are on under the adverse possession laws..