Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: Just found out my house was built across a property line some 30+ years ago. Owner of encroached land shows no concern.

I want to sell my house. Encroached land is my front yard (extensive improvements). Can I legally annex this 1/2 acre strip to sell my house?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: You may have a claim for adverse possession:

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