My question involves real estate located in the State of: New Hampshire-Stoddard to be exact- Question 1: I have a shed on my property that is grandfathered in and my neighbor hired a lawyer and is taking me to court because he now wants me to move the shed further back onto my property because the standard roof overhang (12") is 7" over the property line. I can not find a state or local ordinance about this. The town compliance officer said he measures compliance for setbacks using the corners of a structure and not the overhang. Second question: they also want to take me to court because my fence (6' standard stockade fence height) is too high. Where do you measure the height from? From the ground on my side or theirs or the height of the panel? If the fence went up a hill and their side was 3' lower, measuring from their side the fence would be 9' and from my side would be 6'. The town has no ordinance for fences and the state only talks about spite fences being 5' or less.
Also, the recommendation to install a fence is to the leave a 5"-6" gap at the bottom so it won't rot. Do you include that as well in the measurement?