Nashville, TN asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Elder Law and Land Use & Zoning for Tennessee

Q: Owned home in Nashville,TN almost 12 yrs.My neighbor 2 doors down bought the house between us 4Airbnb/Rs13 enchroached

My land when he said he would not dig up my land and if did would let me know,. He took the chain link fence down 30' that's been up for years without my permission, to bring in bulldozer/grader.for building a drench. he could of taken down his fence since he owns the property . I asked him in texts not to do anything to my side. He only had 5' to wel with and sad he didn't have enough space, well in his mind he didn't care because he knew what he as going to do. I called the police to file a com,ain't and they sad it was a civil matter . I sad he trespassed when he took down the fence. They said it's not against the law unless I told him. Now the neighbor has erectedtjousands stakes up on the property line, not sure if it's right, he took up the posts when he graded my land, and didn't know and guessed. I ve called codes/ police/ Nothng, ! Evident,y you can damage your neighbors property and get away with it.2 go to court would cost thousands which I don't have. Do I just sit here

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You have a Boundary Line Dispute, and actions for Trespass and possible Tort Damages. You probably need a competent attorney to perform title searches on both properties, and may need a boundary line survey. All of this is expensive, and you will probably recover very little but defend your property from further encroachments.

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