Q: What legal claim, if any, do we have against the builder?
We are waiting to get back topo + boundary surveys but, according to the GIS, our brand new build (and all our neighbors brand new builds) were built on (or *way* over) each other's property lines. It's not like the builder got the whole plan shifted x amount of feet, everyone's house is varying degrees over the lines.
For reference, we are 29.5' from one neighbor but only 21' from the other. 1/4 of our home is built onto our right neighbors property and 1/3 of our left neighbor's home is on our property. The plat states each home must be 10' from the property line.
What is our next step?
A: Either a 3 year or 4 year Statute of Limitations probably applies to your cause of action. Hire an attorney now to examine the builder's, seller's and/or surveyor's negligence. Hopefully you have not busted the SOL. Boundary Line Agreements for adjoining landowners are probably in order. You need a surveyor as your witness.
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