Can I protect my property from a neighbor’s overreaching fence?

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07/14/2015 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

I bought a house with a fence separating my property from my neighbor’s. The fence was paid for by the neighbor, but it was built on my property. I’m fine leaving the fence where it is, but do I risk losing the portion of my property that’s on the other side of his fence?

Consult with an attorney to determine how to proceed. You may need only a simple written agreement between you and your neighbor, or you may need to take other action. The appropriate course of action will depend in part on how long the fence has been in place.

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