Mitra, Home Owner in Woodland Hills, CA

i bought a home 7 years ago house is from1950's , according 2 my neighbour the seperating wall is not on the property line, now he wants 2 move

Asked by Mitra, Woodland Hills, CA Fri Dec 23, 2011

it can he do that, what can I do? How can I stop him. please advise

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Search out local Real Estate Attorneys in your area, then proceed. Just know that the normal real estate lawsuit lasts about 3 years and could tie up your property in the mean time.

Much success!
Heather Paul, Realtor
Coldwell Banker
310-586-0364
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 26, 2011
Seek the county zoning and also an attorney..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 26, 2011
Dear Mitra,
You need to speak with a Real Estate Attorney about your rights in this case. I would also recommend you personally have your property surveyed to be sure of the property lines. I have known of such situations, where one party person felt a fence was on their property line,only to find out later..they were actually using about 2 feet of the neighbors property instead. Don't allow anything to be done until you speak to a lawyer about it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 26, 2011
Whose lot is the wall on? As mentioned before you need to get the parcel map. Go to Van Nuys city hall, building and safety dept. and get a parcel map. Accordind to that, do your measurment, see whose lot is the wall on. What does your neighbour want to do, tear it down and move it? When was the wall built and by which home owner? CALL your title insurance co also. They will give you some help and guidance also. All fails you need a professional surveyer and real estate attorney and your title insurance. Best Wishes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 24, 2011
Well, who's property is the wall currently on? Whom "owns" the wall" would make a difference. Do some quick history searches on the wall & then consult an Attorney.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 24, 2011
the wall is built on 1950
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
Tell your neighbor not to do a thing at this point.... while you get a survey and then discuss with your atty.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
Mitra,
It is attorney time.
Not Blog time.

Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
(951) 821-8211
harold@socalhomeselling.org
http://www.socalhomeselling.org
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
Depends on the location of the wall. Always do your homework. Best, Joshua Rabinovitz.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
Mitra, how old is the wall? Make sure you know the answer to that question before you talk to an attorney. See if you can find any documentation of when the wall was built, permitted by the city, etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
when you bought your home, did you get a survey? If not, get one now. If it shows the wall is on the property line, show that to your neighbor to get him to back off. If it shows something else, go see a good attorney. (and don't confront your neighbor)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
I would seek legal council first. I would also talk to someone at building and safety as mentioned before in terms of your lot lines. Sometimes you have to get your own surveyor to prove your case. It can definitely open a can of worms that could be bad or good. That's why I suggest legal council first.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
You don't need a real estate agent, you need a good real estate attorney. I happen to know one in Woodland Hills.
Doug Draper
818-710-7801
http://www.draper-law.com
draperlaw@aol.com

Good luck!
Corrine Draper, GRI, SRES, e-PRO
Rodeo Realty
818-298-9077
Web Reference: http://CorrineDraper.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
Consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, he/she can better advise as to your options...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
You should also talk to a lawyer. Find out how long the wall has been there and if he has ever notified anyone in writing prior to this of the situation. If not, you may have legal grounds to fight him on this. A lawyer will know for sure.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
You should check with your county surveyor to see if your neighbor is correct in his claims about the property line. They should have parcel maps available to show where the property lines are.
Web Reference: http://www.archershomes.com
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