My question involves real estate located in the State of: Oklahoma
We live in a property that has been owned by our family for over 75 years. It has a shared driveway along the east side of the property which has been amiacably shared for almost 45 years now. However, in the last couple of years, the neighbors have lost their minds and tried claiming that the driveway is theirs and we can't drive on it or park in front of our garage, etc. For the last year they have stacked stones and rocks across the drive so that we have to drive over them to get in to our garage which has damaged our vehicle. Then this weekend we went out of town for overnight and came home to find they had built a chain link fence down half of the driveway which infringes on our ability to use our driveway without damage occurring to our car.
Although we have already contacted a surveyor who told us they couldn't build the fence without infringing on our property rights, what rights do we have to remove the rock piles and fencing so that we can safely reach our garage? Would the same laws that allow me to cut tree limbs that overhang my property, give me the right to remove the rocks and fence? We did notify them that these things were infringing on our rights to use our property and that they needed to be removed but they've done nothing.
We actually think that they have built a shed over the property line and they have connected this new fence to the shed so it would be over the property line as well. The frustration of it all is that they built a garage and driveway on the other side of their house and no longer have a garage on the shared driveway so they don't use it. We have trouble even getting them to maintain it by trimming the weeds and grass in it.