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    Default Boundary Dispute Fence Law

    My question involves real estate located in the State of: St Petersburg Florida

    My question involves personal property located in the State of: Florida St Petersburg.

    Hello,
    We purchased a house 4 years ago with no fence, on the west side of our house our neighbor had a old chain link fence there for about 15 years.They got a pet that was trying to climb over the fence all the time so we decided to put up a nice wood fence.We placed the fence along the existing chain link fence " a few inch off" her fence and gave her the pretty side. Our Fence has been up about 8 Months, Needless to say she is a old lady and did not want a wood fence up as she like to look at everything. Since putting the fence up she has ceased to speak with us.

    We have been maintaining the property since we have bought our house.

    After 8 Months we get in the mail from her atty, a letter that we are encroaching on her property 3 feet( impossible)
    8-10 inches.. if we move the fence 8-10 inches , there is going to be a gap and she will then have to figure out a way to maintain the property in-between the fence! Or all sorts of things will get in there .
    Questions:

    1) is there a 12 inch buffer line
    2) are we entitled to swatters rights because of her pre existing fence?
    3) Are we entitled to adverse possession
    4)Are we entitled to the homestead law?

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    Default Re: Boundary Dispute Fence Law

    1) is there a 12 inch buffer line
    Check with your local government and see if they have an ordinance that gives you a "buffer" zone. (I doubt it though.) You can't put a fence on someone elses property.

    2) are we entitled to swatters rights because of her pre existing fence?
    I think you mean "squatters rights".... Which is a term sometimes used referring to "Adverse Possession". (Which you don't meet the requirements.)
    3) Are we entitled to adverse possession
    See above answer.

    4)Are we entitled to the homestead law?
    I don't know what you mean by this question.

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