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rhouston    Posted 09-25-2003 at 09:45:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where or when did respect for others property get dumped?

I'll explain. My upper neighbor is putting a double wide on his property and will be moving in full time. No problem there we get along o.k. The people putting in the foundation have removed the upper turn around, Which I suspect is so they can get the two pieces of the house onto the job site. The piece they removed is clearly on my side of the property line and parts of it are beyond the public right of way. They have covered or possibly removed the iron used to mark the line. This iron was placed next to the foundation of the silo on the original barn. Both the silo and barn are long gone there is nothing left but the rock foundation. I used this as a marker to determine the limits of the turn around (the turn around was originally the ramp to get equipment into the barn. Don't you think the neighbor should have at least advised me of what was going on ? I would not have objected. It's bad enough the town takes liberties spreading the dirt they clean out of the ditch onto the field across the road, but now I have the neighbor moving my dirt around too. sheesh !!!!!!!!

Thanks for the vent. I will be seeing the neighbor to as peacefully as possible tell him of my disappointment.
I can't do it while I'm angry because I make poor decisions when I'm mad.

deadcarp    Posted 09-25-2003 at 21:51:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
when it comes to property lines, something might have indeed changed. old survey markers are often solid but wrong. we had a dispute arise in a small development in cal years ago, one of the homeowners finally hired a surveyor who found that half of everybody's house was built on the road right-of-way. needless to say, the only sensible solution was to relocate the road outward at everybody's expense, so be real sure of your position first. (nowdays a $180 gps thingy will solve almost anything. :)

RayP(MI)    Posted 09-26-2003 at 17:18:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good point, check out the surveying, be sure where you stand. Unfortunately, the cheapie GPS units are great for finding out where you're lost in the woods, not near accurate enough for surveying work. I tried one for setting up a pasture field for wife's sheep recently - finally resorted to tapeline and compass. Much more accurate. Couldn't get more than 50 feet accuracy with GPS. Wanted to check out a friend's farm the other day - she has 300 feet of road - got exact same reading at both ends. Surveyors have far more expensive, and accurate units. ($$$$$$$!)

Ron/PA    Posted 09-25-2003 at 11:02:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't be so sure that your neighbor even knows what they did, I'm betting they picked out a house, and the sales team came out and looked and told him, yep we can get that in there. That may be all he knows.
I would be down there taking pictures, and eventually I'd go to the crew chief and ask him how he plans to restore my property to it's origional condition.
Remember, It's your property, contact the company that moved your dirt, offer to let your attorney handle this if you can't be satisified. You may also park as many tractors as you own on that part of your property the day they need to get in there.
Don't be afraid of confrentation, just don't go off half cocked, explain your side and their mistakes, and be willing to pay your lawyer to drive your point home.
Pix, Pix, Pix!!!!! and don't rush to blame your neighbor 'til you're sure he knows what's happening.

hay    Posted 09-25-2003 at 11:01:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
respect and courtesy got dumped when we all decided the almighty dollar was our only focus. nothing else seems to matter nowadays.

Willy-N    Posted 09-25-2003 at 10:44:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You have to remember those guys who deliver Mobil Homes are there to make fast money and do not care what it takes to get the unit in and set so they can go. They figure they can deal with any problems later. Your neibor may not even know what they did or going to do to set it up. I had a Mover try to take out a fence on my place once and drive up on my lawn to get one in accross the dtreet. I stopped them and they got real mad and said we have to get it in. I told them that is your problem not mind do it the hard way. It got real nasty for a while and I said I would call the cops if they tried. They got it in with out driving accross my lawn and taking my fence out. It just took longer to do. I think they work peice rate and not by the hour. Mark H.

Cindi    Posted 09-25-2003 at 10:50:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with Mark, they will do what they can get away with to do what they need to do as fast as possible. Basically, whatever you will let them get away with.

I would take it up with the mover, not the neighbor, not yet. Unless he was standing there watching the whole thing. We ordered a yard light and in the proces of installing it, the power truck backed over the neighbor's electric fence knocking it down. I was there and saw it the minute it happened and demanded that they fix it. It was the only thing holding the guys cows in. But I was there. Had I not been, they probably would never have noticed it.

rhudson    Posted 09-25-2003 at 12:14:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
they will do what they have to do to set a house as fast as possible. and i do mean ANYTHING. how many times have my corner fences been destroyed by those guys.....let me count the times.....too many. yank my post right out of the ground with their hydraulic jacks they have on the delivery trucks. and haul puttooty before someone can catch them. found out the secret. the state police consider it some sort of destruction of property by vehicle. so i let the police do my work for me now. too many incidents and the state will yank their permit to transport the house halves. beware, you may be dealing with a low slivering offense intended.

wvbill    Posted 09-26-2003 at 03:38:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
tell your neighbor,since we are such good neighbors, you can do whatever you have to do but please have the movers return everything back like it was. just like i would do if things were reversed.

rhudson    Posted 09-26-2003 at 06:36:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
trouble with that is the neighbors have no control over the movers and nobody knows how to build a high tension fence corner but a person that has done it. cost about $400 per corner. that means almost no profit for the mover so they don't want to be caught with the damage.

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