Livingston, TN asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Neighbor built house either on my property or two ft away from the line. What are my options either way?

I am having a surveyor coming out. I did find out however my neighbor did not have a land survey before building the house.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Apparently you do not know your boundaries at this point. Your allowing a house to be built on your land without protest will be used against you. Hire a competent surveyor now, then take the plat to a competent attorney. It will be difficult and expensive, with the minimum result of a Boundary Line Agreement. A set back violation will probably not be worth pursuing.

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