My neighbor, whos side yard and front yard is against my back yard, has a 12 foot RV backed up 3 inches from my back yard fence. This is in his front yard, off his driveway on an unmarked road. Can he park in his front yard/my back yard at all? If so, what distance does he have to be from my fence? My fence is 6 feet tall, so his RV extends another 6 feet over.
That will depend on your municipality and it's local ordinances. Check with the town.
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I am not licensed in NJ any longer Bar fees too high for a semi retired lawyer!), so this response will have to be generic by necessity. It will likely depend (primarily) on where your property line is located. He cannot park on your property, of course - nor in a manner that 'unreasonably interferes" with your use of your property. You'll likely need a survey to delineate just where that line is. I can say that unless you live in a "zero-lot-line" development, many municipalities require that fences be "set back" several feet from the property line. This means that IF you own the fence, it may be that it set back a bit and he may then parking on YOUR property. Again, you'll need a survey to be sure. And this of course leads to the inevitable question of - who actually owns the fence (You say "MY back fence, but that has to be confirmed, and again, a survey can do that).
I suggest you consult with a good local real estate attorney to look at your most recent survey (or order a new one done), and have him or her help you determine your rights.
Hope this helps.
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I completely agree with my colleagues but add that some municipalities do not permit the storage of RVs on residential property. Check with your town.
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