Q: I inherited my house from my grandfather 2 years ago. The house next to it belonged to my aunt and uncle.
Well over 30 years ago they gave some of their property to my grandfather who built a basketball court and volleyball court on. They have passed and the new owner says that the basketball court and volleyball court is on his property. Can I do anything about it? Located in Michigan City Indiana 46360
A: If your aunt and uncle subdivided their property and gave that part of their property to your grandfather, for that to be legally binding it would have had to have been recorded with the La Porte County Recorder. If you have any record of this transfer being recorded you could reveal this to the new owners but it is unclear in this situation that any such actual transfer occurred.
It could very well be the case that the property description still shows the land the courts are on as the new owner's property and that's what they paid for.
If there is no clear resolution to this you should consult with a local real estate attorney who may be able to examine the problem here and give you a path forward.
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