Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1

    Default Neighbor Painted a Fence on Property Line

    My question involves real estate located in the State of: NYC
    I purchased my home two years ago from family. The house is attached on one side. There is a small brick wall center of the property with a iron fence and railing on top of the wall that was installed by my family that originally owned the house. It was painted white to match the rest of my fencing. But my neighbor decided that they wanted to paint the fence black. They feel the fence is theirs. Now I have one black fence and one white fence leading to my entrance. What can I do? Can I repaint it? Can I remove it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,206

    Default Re: Neighbor Painted Fence on Property Line

    Do you have a registered survey that shows that the fence is on your property? If you don't, check with your city building department. There's a good chance that they may have one on file from a previous owner or builder. If none is available, you could pay to have one done. The price varies considerably, based upon the size and complexity of the property and also whether or not adjacent properties have been surveyed. Your title should also show any existing easements or other conditions that might possibly be pertinent.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,592

    Default Re: Neighbor Painted Fence on Property Line

    What can I do? Can I repaint it? Can I remove it?
    You can get a survey.

    "Attached" homes can be done in a variety of ways and since I don't have your plat in front of me I can't form an opinion from what you have posted.

    If you feel that the fence is yours, and your neighbor feels that it is theirs, it's just argle-bargle until you get a survey.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Adverse Possession: Neighbor's Fence is Inside Our Property Line
    By kdhith in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-23-2014, 02:46 PM
  2. Fences and Walls: Neighbor's Fence is on My Side of the Property Line
    By ms007 in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-26-2014, 08:35 PM
  3. Fences and Walls: Neighbor Put Fence Up 30 Years Ago, Not on Property Line
    By exilda in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-26-2013, 04:46 PM
  4. Fences and Walls: Painted/Stained a Property Line Fence and Now Neighbor Wants it "Fixed"
    By jthompson in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-09-2012, 10:47 PM
  5. Dispute w/neighbor-we painted their fence
    By ditoner in forum Real Estate Ownership and Title
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-16-2006, 03:15 PM
 
 
Sponsored Links

Legal Help, Information and Resources