My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
I bought a house less than 6 months ago on a large lot. I am having a hard time with my neighbor already. He stated that the property line was off by approximately 6 feet, he had a surveyor come out and for the most part what he said was correct.
This fence has been here it is for 40+ years, he has never laid any claim to this land, my sprinkler pipes are clearly on his property along with a couple of trees. Since our discussion he has put up "no trespassing" signs and mowed the weeds on 'his' property-but has never laid claim to it other than just recently.
I know the law is that the owner must lay claim to a property for some amount of time, I am unsure if the 40+ years of the fence being where it is counts or if I myself have to own the house for so many years to justify Adverse Possession. Please solicit your input, it would be much appreciated.