I bought my house 5 years ago in Lansing Michigan. There was a fence on both sides of the back yard. One was next to my garage with a gate to give me access to my land and the side of my garage approx 24 inches. The other has a swing gate next to my other neighbor. Last year one fence was rebuilt, attached to my garage, and placed approx 1 inch on my driveway. The gate has been moved so now I have no access to my land or the side of my garage. I have asked them to move the new fence and they are claiming adverse possession. They have a signed affadavit stating a woman lived there for 27 years and used the fence as the property line. I had a land survey done and it clearly shows the fence to be 12 inches on my land and and takes approx 24 inches next to my garage. When I bought the house it was sold to me as a 40 by 120 lot as defined in my title and I have been paying property taxes on it. Does my neighbor have the right to claim my land? Can he be made to move the fence off of my property?
Thank you Ruthie