I had a legal survey done and 99% of the stuff is on my property, the surveyor found the old pins from a previous survey and he measured his pins right to the originals when he was staking the corner pin, my neighbor does not believe that this survey is correct and refuses to remove his bushes, I bought my houses in 2002 and was never concerned about boundary lines cause my old neighbor was from VT and never planted anything on the property line. He keeps telling me that the realtor told him the "old pipe" that sat near the corner of the property was the boundary marker, I did find out the people who own the land behind mine put it there when he was putting up no trespassing signs. It is not a legal survey pin. He told me weeks ago that he has a surveyor coming but no definite date when. I have my home on the market and want to clear this asap, he refuses to move his bushes . What is my next step besides court and a lot of money, I am a widow and don't have a lot of money to spend, as I know my neighbor has and is now thinking he can throw his weight around with lawyers . Thank You
If there is a dispute about where the property line is, and you cannot settle it with your neighbor, a court will have to settle it for you. If you had a survey done, and it shows that your neighbor's bushes etc. are on your property, take the relevant documents down to a lawyer who handles real estate litigation and get an estimate about what the matter will cost. The surveyor who did your survey will likely need to testify if the matter is tried.
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