Have you asked the seller about the neighbor's shed and wall or is this a bank owned property? Do your due diligence research and if it turns out to be an encroachment, ask the seller to ask the neighbor to remove the shed and wall. If the property is bank owned, don't get your hopes up that the bank will do anything about the problem. If the neighbor is not willing to remove the shed and wall voluntarily, you have to decide whether you want to still buy the property knowing that you'd either have to live with the encroachment or sue your new neighbor. I would recommend you consult with an attorney before you decide to buy this house. Good luck.
1. If the city says they need to take care of it and move it, let the city handle it. I know my city would have code violation people out in no time at all. After they told you what was going to happen, then I would make my decision.
2. If the city says they won't get involved, I would talk to the attorney at a title company (hopefully one in which you possibly may open up for title insurance). As them if they can do a search for you. If they cannot, find a surveyor to do this and ask him where exactly the property lines are.
Good luck with all of this. There are many people out there that try to build things and hope they won't get caught, but eventually they do!
lets assume i hired a surveyor and the survey indicates that his fence is definitely 5' on my property, and it was built 8 years ago (the fence looks older). Do I have any recourse?
If the title company is providing insurance on the title, shouldn't they be interested in reclaiming this as well?
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