My question involves real estate located in the State of: Michigan, USA
I just bought a house on a beautifully landscaped lot. The lot to one side and to the street is bounded by a berm with trees on it. After I moved in I learned that the landscaping included part of the neighboring lot, so a big chunk of what I thought would be my backyard actually does not belong to me. Even the patio, to which a paved path leads from th back of my house, belongs to my neighbor (he has to climb over the berm to access it).
My buying agreement certainly contains a legal description of the lot lines, and so did the ad of the house. Due to the landscaping it seemed pretty obvious to me that the berm is the border so I did not bother to get a survey done (and it was not requested by the bank selling the house).
My question: The advertisement of the house is wrong because the stated lot size does not match public records and the patio is listed as a feature. Can I hold sb. liable because of the false statements, even though the ad contains a (valid) legal description of the lot?