My question involves real estate located in the State of: Connecticut
The house was built in 1970. We bought it in 2000. It turns out the driveway is 3 ft over the vacant lot. A developer bought 4 lots next to us in 2004. He built a house on 3 lots of land and sold it two years ago. He left the single lot where our driveway extended to.
Because there is a tree, it'd be expensive for us to move the driveway and we will also need to change the walkway configuration etc in order to have enough room to enter the garage - very costly.
The developer demands $25000 from us to buy his lot (0.1 acre, about 50ft wide, too small to build anything, town zoning employee said) - He paid $6000 in 2004. Assessment is $1000.
I think our case fits the condition for "Prescriptive Easements".
I want to settle the issue but can't spend too much money. If I threaten to go to court to claim adverse procession, would he have a chance to win? I don't want to lose and have to pay for his ransom price for the lot or spend a fortune to cut down a tree and build a new driveway and walkway.