Danville, CA asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for California

Q: How do I settle a property line dispute? The owner threatening to tear down my fence & move over

He says the land survey he had done that says the property line is anywhere from .5 ft to 3ft discrepancy. I lived here 21+ yrs & have always known my property line to be the My fence line. He’s not threatening the front half of fence says not need replaced - the entire fence is same for 25yrs. It’s because my fence edges my driveway for the first 30 + feet. He wants me to pay for it too. He had survey done by Comm’l surveyor who didn’t record a corner map & no longer works for co. In April I told him the land survey not recorded w/in 90 days as read per Law a month later a record of survey filed using ref’s that don’t exist. He was allowed to violate the side yard set back by ~ 1 foot. The owner bought the property in 2015.

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your question is too complicated to answer without seeing all the documents and facts involved. I suggest you contact a local attorney near you for advice. Boundary disputes are often very expensive, and the outcome usually depends on the documents. Good Luck.

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