Lived in our home for over 20 years and my neighbor who has been our neighbor for over 12 years all of a sudden who had a survey done is wanting me to dig up one line of my sprinkler system because he is saying they are encroaching on his property
Great neighbor. Get a real estate lawyer or move it.
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As the other attorney suggested, you can either move the line, or get a real estate attorney experienced in boundary disputes to fight it for you.
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It's most likely a lot cheaper to move it than to argue about it. An encroachment is an encroachment, no matter how long it's been there. This kind of situation is a permissive use of the neighbor's property, which means that it won't change who owns the property, and they can make you stop using their property when they want to.
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