Cleveland, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: We have recently located and purchased a home in Dayton Tn the two previous owners had the home with an ajacent lot the

2nd owner sold the property with the house and sold the lot next door to another person come to find out the fence that seperates the two properties part is on the next door lot and now the new owner has made us aware and to move the fence we thought we purchased a house with a fence and now we are suppose to pay to get less and the back yard will be less and look not as good do we have any rights?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It sounds like you did not check the title and/or needed a survey prior to purchase. Two title searches must be performed on the adjoining properties. Possibly a boundary line survey and/or boundary line agreement is needed. Hopefully suit for a Boundary Dispute can be avoided, but both properties' titles are now clouded.

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