My question involves personal property located in the State of: Maryland
A few weeks ago my neighbors cut down trees that were on my property. Once I found out what was happening I went out and stopped them. I talked to the wife,and she told me her husband would come talk to me. 3 weeks passed, and no visit. so I wrote up a letter explaining the issue and possible resolution. The husband answered the door, and was quite hostile with me. He read the note, but refused to keep it,and promised me he would come talk to me by the end of the weekend on the matter. And a week has now gone by, and no contact. I feel my only avenue left is legal, which I am unfamiliar with and if I really have a case. And how much to expect to pay.
Description of issue. The line of trees was between our 2 fences, but on my property. Clearly seen on the filed property descriptions. These trees used to be over 20' high and offered amazing privacy for my yard - a big reason why I bought the property. That privacy is also now gone.
In the cutting down of the trees my fence has leaned over. As the trees grew they had softened up the ground, but also supported my fence. They also left behind all the stumps.
What I want is my neighbor to repair the fence - should only be a few hours of labor. Replace the trees - estimating 7-9 trees at $45 each.
If it becomes a court matter I would be more inclined to get what the law will allow, due to all the time invested.
I am unsure how to proceed. or if I even should.