Terre Haute, IN asked in Land Use & Zoning for Indiana

Q: I just found out that my neighbor’s garage is on my property. What recourse do I have?

I have lived in my house for over 12 yrs and just decided to fence in my yard. The neighbor has tried to buy part of my side yard several times. I am pretty sure that he knew his garage was on my property. I am not interested in selling any of my land. I wouldn’t have known any of this if I hadn’t checked my plat map. I did that because I didn’t want to infringe on his land.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Discuss your options with a local real estate attorney. On your facts, you could compel your neighbor to move the structure. If the infringement is inches and you intend to live next door to this person, you may want to consider some other arrangement, under the guidance of an attorney.

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