Q: How to get land owned and taxed by us back from neighbors who farms it. He refuses to meet with us to discuss usage.
If your neighbor refuses to discuss the issue, your remedy would typically involve a claim to quiet title to the property in question. You would argue the land is yours and you have the right to use it. However you can expect the neighbor to argue that he has a prescriptive easement to continue to use the property. One of the questions will be whether or not the neighbor's use of the property was with your consent.
For more information on quiet title visit http://www.kassounilaw.com/real-estate-law/quiet-title/. Additionally, you can find information about prescriptive easements here http://www.kassounilaw.com/real-estate-law/easement-law/. Finally, to consult with a California land use lawyer, call our offices toll free at (877) 770-7379.
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