My question involves real estate located in the State of: New York.
I bought by house last year and recently had it surveyed (it was not done prior to purchase).
While walking the marked property line I was approached by my neighbor. He believes that the line is about 20 feet off (that is, the surveyor gave me the extra land).
While the survey was being completed the surveyor explain to me that my neighbors have senior rights--he had to establish their lines and give them what their deeds specified--and that I would get what was left; I understand that, and accept it. In fact, he found the measurements in my deed were off and that my lines are shorter than specified.
So what happens now? I had a licensed surveyor mark the property; my neighbor has never had his property surveyed. Do I have to get a "second opinion" or is the ball in the neighbor's court?
Thanks for any help/advice.