My question involves real estate located in the State of: South Carolina
I've recently purchased an investment property in a local subdivision and during the course of the rehabilitation of the property we had the perimeter privacy fence pressure washed and stained/sealed. I was unaware of who the fence belonged to as it was constructed well before my ownership. During the process of staining/ sealing the fence, an adjacent neighbor informed us that the left side of the fence was constructed on her property and she allowed the previous owner to "tie in". We only stained/ sealed the surface of the fence that faces our property, and we caused absolutely no detriment to the overall construction. If anything, we in fact preserved the fencing boards which were badly in need of treatment. The neighbor does not like the color of the stain, and she is informing us that she can see the color of the treament on the tops of the horizontal bars (2x4's) of the fence. If she allowed the previous neighbor to "tie-in" on her property, wouldn't maintenance of that fence section, that of the surface facing our property. also be construed? Does she have any recourse to have us "correct" the situation? Indeed, sanding, restaining, or outright replacing this section would be extremely costly.