My question involves real estate located in the State of: Washington.
Hi. I live in Pierce County on 5+ acres. The neighbors have over 20 acres and the field fence (post & wire) in the far back corner (in dense woods) is about 15 feet into our property (with a run of ~400 feet), so we're dealing with a significant amount of property. This entire section of fence is in the woods and not visible from their home. There are no animals involved and the fence is broken down in places since it has likely been standing for decades. We recently had our property surveyed and recorded with the county and the line is clearly marked. We plan to put up a chain link fence soon. Is it within our right to remove the existing fence that is clearly on our property or do we have to notify the neighbors prior since it is technically their fence? We have no idea at this point whether the neighbors would contest this since we haven't discussed it (yet). We're trying to get our ducks in a row in case there is resistance. The neighbors are quite nice and we're hoping things go smoothly (of course!). Do the neighbors have any right to this section of our property???
Any advice and/or contact information is greatly appreciated!