We are having a property line dispute in MD over a backyard fence (neighbor's) and a fence and gate on our property that butts up next to their fence ( this effectively gives a finished, completel look between our two houses.
In putting in a raised bed up what I thought was the property line I had my neighbor come over to tell me that our fence post that was next to their fence (our fence runs between theirs and our house - nowhere else) had been moved - that there had been a 5" gap previously. Their fence appears to be 5" off the line. Of course nothing has moved, she is trying to make a stink about nothing. The fences have been there for 4 years at this point.
My question - since the one post is technically on their property (and nothing else) and is not "interfering with their enjoyment" of their property, what standing do they have to force us to move it? I would think that since it's been there for 4 years that would be ridiculous but this is not a rational person we are dealing with. I was able to MOVE my raised bed (not easy) 7 more inches so it is definitely off the line. I was worried that if it even TOUCHED the line they could force us to rip it out.
I looked into a survey (we had our corners marked when we built but only can find one on that side) but it would be $500-$800 just to establish the boundary. Since my raised bed is fine - I am inclined to let them pay for a survey if they so want to push this issue.
Any insight would be appreciated...