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Dutchman    Posted 04-22-2002 at 12:56:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just made arrangements to buy some country property. Walked around the boundaries and discovered, One neighbor recently(, 2 yrs ago)put her "dog" fence a foot and a half over the line. Her corners are clearly marked with concrete monuments, which are now inside her fence. Another neighbor just dumped the contents of her incinerator over her fence onto this property. I am going to buy the property anyway and these two people only border 200 feet of my property. Whats ythe best way to deal with these not so neighborly neighbors to (1) get the dog fence removed and (2) keep the trash off?

buck    Posted 04-22-2002 at 22:29:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

16 years ago I bought a piece of property and the realtor pointed out that the adjoining property had fence and a portion of his driveway on my side of the proerty line. I checked it out and saw no apparent problem so I closed on the property in its present state.Big Mistake. This problem is easily solved just inform the realtor/owner that you want the problems resolved before you take posssession of the property.

Salmoneye    Posted 04-23-2002 at 04:23:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't close unless the problems are fixed...

Dennis    Posted 04-22-2002 at 17:12:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
As said kindness is best to start and if that doesn't work use the law if that doesn't work there's always a way to make fence and Dogs disappear.(SSS) But it is true if you let someone use the land in clear view and don't protest the land may become theirs by right of adverse posession. At least that's the way it is where I came from.
As far as the lazy pigs dropping garbage and trash you might try the same.
Good Luck and let us know what happens and great luck with your new property.

Les...fortunate    Posted 04-22-2002 at 16:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here we go again. It seems like this question has the greatest potential to start a war on this board.
There ain't any one answer that works all the time. Please figure it out yourself. You're gonna have to anyway.

Ron/PA    Posted 04-22-2002 at 14:25:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just a few thoughts from a zoning officer in a small farming community.
If you buy the property, you have every right to complain about the fence and have it moved to meet the setbacks. Unlesssss,,,,,,, they have applied for, and received a variance. As far as the garbage that was dumped, unfortunately you will probably purchase that as well as the property that it is on.
Hope that this is some help

bob ny    Posted 04-22-2002 at 13:27:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
try talking the owner of the property you are buying into approaching the people and telling them he is selling and that the new owner is demaning all of the property in the deed as far
as the trash you will not be able to proove who
did it maybe the same could apply

Ludwig    Posted 04-22-2002 at 13:44:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I definately figure the best first step is to
politely speak with each of the individuals. You
want good neighbors so start with "You know I
noticed..." and work up from there. If it gets too
bad you might have to bring in the law, but
hope it doesn't come to that.

Sammie    Posted 04-22-2002 at 13:24:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about there but my uncle had that problem here with a 7' and 13' stretch where the neightbors had moved in a mobile right on the line and then put up a fence over on his side. Ended up in court cuz if the fence stands for 7 years uncontested, it becomes the property line. the court gave them X amount of time to move it. They didn't so the court said my uncle could move it at his expense!! He just tore it down and left it on their property. Hope there is a more civil way of handling your problem but I wouldn't allow that fence to stand without documented evidence that you do not except it. don't know what to tell you about the dumping.

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