My question involves criminal law for the state of: My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
My father has property in Florida, Holmes county to be exact. He has been paying taxes on it for 21 years. We currently have rental tenants living in the house on property. Recently, a neighbors property changed hands. The new owner believes that he owns part of our property because his surveyor told him so. Our surveyor (who has been surveying the property for 30+ years) has said the opposite. All the paperwork and records are in our favor. However, this neighbor has currently put up a huge fence surrounding the property, has knocked down two buildings, pulled up and destroyed hundreds of trees, and the list goes on. He has threatened our tenants saying they need to leave or he will bulldoze the house.
The local sheriff REFUSES to act. Saying they cannot trespass him because he also claims to own the land. Meanwhile, he is ruining our land and scaring the poor tenants senseless. We have employed a lawyer who has taken 5 months to even attempt to have him sued with a civil suit.
Please advise if you can! Willing to provide more details if needed!