Re: How Close Should a Fence Be to the Property Line
First, there is no line actually. There is your property and there is your neighbors property. If you place anything "on the line" you will be encroaching onto the neighbors property 1/2 the thickness of whatever you placed on the line. As such, unless there are laws in place that would allow such placement, you are encroaching on the neighbors property and he can seek an order to require you to move the fence.
You can abut the line but not cross over the line. In other words, your posts would have to be approximately 1/2" on your side of the line so not to encroach upon the neighbors property with the chain link fence once it is installed.
you must also realize that if you use concrete for a base, your concrete cannot encroach onto the neighbors property either.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.