Hello! I really need some help with a problem that I have with my neighbor who lives next door to me.
My neighbor has been using a portion of my property for their driveway as well as a portion behind their house. I gave them permission to use it but I told them that it doesn't mean they can claim it. Bad thing! I don't have any of this written in paper!!! The neighbor who is using a part of my property does not pay anything! I pay the tax! Basically, as time goes by, the neighbor acts as if my part of the property that they are currently using belongs to them all because of problems that we're having. So, we start having problems with each other and always argue about the property. Here's the thing, we were having the argument on my property that they were using (which was behind their house) and yet they threatened me to back off because it was theirs and later on, I discovered that they put up a "No trespassing" sign on a portion of my property! Called the cops and they didn't even do anything! I told them that I have the papers proving that the property that the neighbors are using is mine and that my property has already been surveyed . Now what I want to do is fence my property! can I do it? that means fencing in the portion that I allowed them to use. Do I need to go to a court to get permission? How many years needed before my property belongs to my neighbor in california? please help me! thanks in advance.