Q: Procedure to settle a residential property line dispute when your property line and house set back from property
My lot size and home location on lot was surveyed after house was completed in 1975. and again 2012 By Separate Firms Both survey indicate house faces north south
Front NE corner is 10' Back from east side of house property line.
Rear S/E Corner of house is 10' 3/4" from eastside property line.
(2nd) house owner neighbor insists His west property line is actually three feet westward over my eastside property line. Continues to mow my grass 3' west ward over my surveyed eastward property line at 1" height lower than my 3" Height normal cutting.
I discussed this with my South Park Twp PA Code Supervisor that advised SP township can be of No assistance as it is a civil dispute.
Local Magistrate or whomever administrator I talked to advised I had to fill out a form but had to request a damage amount reimbursement ?
There is no damage just trespassing on my property and mowing grass 1" shorter height on my east section. How do I get justice
A: The simplest and first thing to do is to erect a fence along the boundary. If that does not work for some reason, you would have to hire a lawyer and file suit to seek a declaration of the boundary. If you do nothing and the neighbor persists over a period of time, you could lose that property that he is claiming by what is called “adverse possession.”
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