My fence is approx 3-4 ft inside my property line. Neighbor has now cut all small trees etc between his

Asked by Thomas D, Thomasville, GA Sun May 3, 2009

property line and my fence. He thinks he is doing me a favor. Should I be concerned about this and future ramifications?

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Marlene Bien…, Agent, Tallahassee, FL
Sat Apr 24, 2010
Hi Thomas,

First if it's in your budget I would move the fence to your property line. If this is not feasible I would suggest visiting your neighbor and ask him to please not to cut your property. Remind him that those 3-4 feet of property belongs to you. By doing so you avoid yourself future property claims.

Best of luck.

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John Cobb, Agent, Warner Robins, GA
Mon May 4, 2009
I would move the fence to the property line - it seems unusual to keep the fence 3 or 4 feet from the property line......
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Rebekah Rive…, Agent, Tallahassee, FL
Sun May 3, 2009
You need to make sure that you neighbor understands where your property line is and that he understand her shouldn't do anything on your property without your permission. What if you had wanted those trees! Hard to put back!
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Lorie Gould, Agent, Duluth, GA
Sun May 3, 2009
Yes, if he maintains the property for all to see and you do not inform him to stop or grant him permission to do so then he could seek ownership of that portion of the property in the future.

You need to remind him of the property lines and let him know that you will maintain your property or you can grant him permission to maintain your property.
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