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  1. Quiet Enjoyment: Re: Proposal for a Variance to Operate a Dog Kennel in Residential Neighborhood

    I am not a lawyer, but I live in MA and have some exposure to zoning issues.

    If someone applies for a variance, it means that they want to build something that is not allowed under the current...
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    Re: Undisputed Property Line Adjustment Missouri

    I should point out that I am not an attorney. I'm only commenting here because I was involved in a related situation. My neighbors sued me for adverse possession. At one point, their lawyer...
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    Re: Undisputed Property Line Adjustment Missouri

    I think you DO need to worry about it. If you give away some of your property, even though it has no value to you, your mortgage company might call your loan and force you to refinance (if you can)....
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    Re: Accidental Property Line Encroachment

    Sounds like a scam to me. The Assessor should tell you that the taxes have already been paid (by your neighbor).

    What action is your neighbor proposing/requesting?
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    Re: Whose Fence is It

    Where I live (MA) the law would allow him to trespass onto your property to maintain his fence if:

    1. The use of your property was done "expeditiously" and without any damage to your property.
    2....
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    Adverse Possession: Re: Want to Finish a Fence But

    So why don't you get a survey to find out if what your neighbor is telling you is accurate?

    If you were to try to claim ownership of that 5 foot strip by adverse possession, then you would have to...
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    Adverse Possession: Re: Property Line Dispute

    This is a somewhat unusual question. Itís not often that someone writes in to say that they want to give away some of their land to a hostile neighbor. But are you sure thatís what you really want...
  8. Thread: Fence Dispute

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    Re: Fence Dispute

    Title Insurance?? Assuming that your neighbor's survey is accurate, your title is not being challenged in any way. You own the property that is described in your deed, no more, no less. The survey...
  9. Thread: Fence Dispute

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    Re: Fence Dispute

    Do you think their survey is accurate? If not, then you should pay for your own.

    If the fence really is on your neighbor's property, then you may as well move it now. You'll have trouble selling...
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    Re: Adverse Possession

    My guess is that okbuilder's attorney is trying to build up evidence for the counterclaims of fraud, etc. This might allow him to collect financial damages in addition to "just" winning a favorable...
  11. Re: Closing Off Part Of A Driveway Easement, in Wisconsin

    I'm not a lawyer, so this is not legal advice or legal opinion.

    But I Googled "wisconsin law 893.33" and found that this is a rather interesting situation. An article in the July 2004 edition of...
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    Adverse Possession: Re: Adverse Possession In New Jersey

    Iím not a lawyer, and I donít live in NJ, but I have been the target of an adverse possession lawsuit, so Iíve been forced to learn something about it

    ďSo, my first question is can he make a claim...
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    Re: Homestead In Massachusetts

    I'm not a lawyer, but I live in Massachusetts.

    The way I see it, the homestead declaration on your rental property simply becomes invalid once you change your primary residence. As the previous...
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    Re: Public Use Of Private Way

    I also live in MA, and the rules about private ways can be very tricky. There was an article in the Boston Globe about this not too long ago:
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