My question involves real estate located in the State of: Alabama
I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask this. I asked about me building my house and it ended up on our in-laws property (about 5ft over the line). After researching to see if there is anything I can do, I found promissory estoppel doctrine and equitable easement. Yet, when I have asked for advice no one ever seems to suggest this. To me both of these fit our situation, 1) we didn't intentionally build on their property 2) he did tell us we would be able to buy the land next to us (which we ended up building on 3) it would hurt us way more than him to sell us a small portion of the property as opposed to us tearing the house down. Based on what I have read we should be able to use one of the two. I know it has to be proven in court, but I think we can. One we have pictures of him in the house when we were building it, two he lives 500 ft away from where we built. Not once did he stop us or file any suit to stop us from building it. What are we missing to prevent either of those two options?