David Soble's answer It is not that easy to unwind if you have a mortgage securing the additional acres. However, it can be done if the additional acreage did not add any significant value to the home. (Usually a home is appraised on the first 5 acres.) You should definitely have a competent real estate attorney (not a criminal attorney or a personal injury attorney - a real estate attorney) review the papers before you do or concede anything to any "claimants."
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David Soble's answer If a municipality requires the licensing of rental properties, and the owner has not secured the license, then it is very likely that they could mark the property as 'not habitable" until the home has been inspected. Tenants should not be at the property however, some cities will work with both owner and tenant to make any repairs cited in the inspection while the tenant is in the home.
Kenneth V Zichi's answer Not just locked out, but the sheriff can come and remove your belongings and put them out to the curb too. If you need extra time to move out properly, you need to contact the landlord.
DO NOT ignore this. It just gets more expensive if you do. Seek qualified local legal help (many areas have tenant aid groups who can help for little or no cost) to insure you don't make this worse.
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Kenneth V Zichi's answer This situation is FAR too 'fact specific' to provide a general answer here. You should consult with a local attorney who can look at the various village resolutions, the original land grant in the plat and other details and determine what can and cannot be done. If the land was platted as a PUBLIC right of way, the Village can more than likely set up use restrictions and rules, but declaring them 'private' is probably not allowed, and unless the Village attorney didn't review things probably...
Vincent Gallo's answer Did you wisely invest in getting a new survey when you bought your house? Because if you did, you would know precisely what YOUR property lines are, irrespective of what your neighbor so advocates.
David Soble's answer Please know that in Michigan an action for adverse possession requires 15 years.
To prevail there must be actual, visible, open, notorious, exclusive, hostile, continuous, and uninterrupted use of the property by the person filing for the right to possess the property. Just because the property is "abandoned," someone must be paying property taxes to keep it from tax foreclosure. My suggestion is that you go to the property tax department and see whose name is on the tax bill, then...
Timothy V. Kassouni's answer If the industrial zoning designation was made after you were already living in the building, then you may a have a good argument that your right has been "grandfathered." Typically zoning designations cannot be applied retroactively.
For more information on zoning law visit http://www.kassounilaw.com/land-use-law/zoning-law/.
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