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neighbor plants bushes (by Tarheel T [NC]) May 5, 2019 1:40 PM
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neighbor plants bushes (by Tarheel T [NC]) Posted on: May 4, 2019 9:59 PM
A difficult neighbor next to one of my rentals has planted about 15 ferns just on my side of what im 99% positive is the property line. When i called him on this he said i would need to pay for a survey before he would move the ferns. My thought is that he created the situation and therefore he should pay for a survey. Should i pull the ferns up?
neighbor plants bushes (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 4, 2019 10:45 PM
When I removed plants that were planted on my side of the property line, and I had a certified survey, the neighbor still tired to get me arrested for damage to his property. The police and judge did not know how to read a survey report or a letter from the survey company and still tried to prosecute me.
neighbor plants bushes (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: May 4, 2019 10:48 PM
Nothing that a little Round Up in the middle of the night canít cure. --50.107.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: May 4, 2019 11:00 PM
I have a neighbor dispute over a fence. The neighbor had a survey and indeed their fence is on my land. My Attorney sent them a letter to remove the fence and they want me to remove it. --66.30.xx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: May 4, 2019 11:36 PM
I hate neighbors. When we were in Sedona a few weeks ago my crazy neighbor built a block spite wall 1 foot from my open wrought iron fence, blocking about 20% of our mountain view. And the HOA let them. We will be in court over this.
My next house is going to be surrounded on three sides by national forest with a moat on the front and the nearest neighbor at least a half mile away. Preferably TEN miles! Arrrgh.
neighbor plants bushes (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 12:33 AM
A lot of misconceptions about where property lines lie. Survey might be best. Neighbor planting ferns seems pretty innocuous to me. Itís not like itís a fence with concrete foundations or something. Just ferns. Is neighbor just trying to beautify an otherwise ugly view? And, are ferns a good choice of plant for that spot? If neighbor planted them on your property, they now belong to you. If they look good,...
Now, if the issue is that the neighbor is being a bully, and just doing all kinds of things , well, lots more than just planting the row of ferns, then paying $400 for a survey might be the best defense. But, if the neighbor is just trying to fill a space that just gets otherwise neglected and weedy, might not be bad to have the ferns.
Someone who looks like me, but isnít me, has been known to do some random acts of gardening, if the neighbor property looks a mess. But, I admit, if a neighbor wants me to respect property lines, or in any other way indicates the yard work is unappreciated, then I definitely back off. Mostly what I have done has been mowing untended yards, trimming weed trees blocking public sidewalks so pedestrians can pass. --70.92.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 2:24 AM
Survey, corner pins, and a brand new fence on the property line.
Fence is the only way to deal with invasive neighbors and you need to know exactly where the property lines are before you put in the fence. --98.146.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 8:12 AM
Without an actual survey by a registered land surveyor, you are both most likely just guessing where the true lot line is. Even with a survey mistakes are made on a regular basis.
I had a neighbor pay for a survey prior to erecting a fence. When I saw the survey pins, I knew there was a major error. Both the neighbor & the fence installer didn't care & put the fence up. Neither of them knew that I had gone to school for surveying or that the plot on my other side was registered land. Once I explained to his surveyor my concerns, he did some research, talked with my neighbor and relocated the boundary pins. My point is even if either of you have a survey done, it doesn't mean that another surveyor might agree with the pins.
If it really bothered me, I would have it surveyed. Then depending upon the outcome, I would either pour rock salt on the ferns, rip them out or let them stay. --96.237.xx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by Don I [MO]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 8:28 AM
As "innocuous" as ferns may be, if Tarheel let's it go undisputed, an argument could be made down the road that he has accepted the neighbor's version of the property line. Once that happens, who knows what the neighbor might want to do there. --174.30.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 8:55 AM
Iíd get it surveyed even if your 100% sure, just because you know where the line falls doesnít mean the neighbor is going to believe you. Once itís been surveyed and the line is clearly marked, talk to the neighbor again. If he still refuses to move then send him a certified letter. In the letter mention your previous conversation with him, the date and time, that you had it surveyed, and draw a rough map showing him the property line and the plants in question. Then tell him again that they are on your property and if he doesnít remove them in X number of days you will. That way you have proof that you have brought this to his attention and tried to get it resolved amicably. I would NOT let him leave them if they were on my property!! At least in the state of MA, thereís a law called ďopen and notorious useĒ which basically is if a person can prove they used your property openly, for an extended period (20 years in MA) they can obtain the rights of that property in question. So if the neighbor in your case planted ferns and mows it and maintains it, itís open and notorious use. Check with your local laws. I had this same problem with a neighbor and a few trees he planted. Thatís how I handled it, he moved them after he got the certified letter. --72.224.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 9:23 AM
No. Get the survey unless you want to be dragged into court. I had a bad neighbor who started building a fence on my side of the line. I could see where it was due to a stone garden border but he was ignoring that. So I paid for the survey. he ended up pulling up the stakes where he didn't like the results but I had photos and took him to court. He built his fence on his side of the line due to my efforts. He was heading his fence right toward a large tree and I think he would have just cut it down so I saved myself that problem. It's a serious matter that I also had trouble with at the home where I live due also to a bad neighbor. Get the survey. Get the stakes that are metal with the caps on them and then have a landscraper lay railroad ties along your side. Nothing stops idiots like a railroad tie. They call them something else now. I paint my house number on them every spring to stop the moron from encroaching. It's the best money you will ever spend because its final at least until the railroad ties rot. --173.61.xxx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 9:42 AM
I wouldn't care unless the neighbor was trying to be a bully,then I would get a survey and destroy them.In my state to take it would require 20 years of open and notorious use and paying the taxes which isn't going to happen often and using it without permission so just give permission or deny them use of it once a year if you care but I wouldn't care --72.231.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 10:32 AM
How about you get the survey done, and if you find the plants are on your side of the line, you
a) send him a bill for the cost of the survey, since he caused the issue
b) send him a bill for the cost to remove the plants
c) build a fence on the line
Iíd potentially go so far as to file in court for a and b. He was trying to annex your land. --64.251.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 11:19 AM
Iíll add it pays to know 100% your boundary lines. On all 3 properties I own, (my 2 family, my vacation home in ME, and a build able lot in MA, I had the land surveyed. Then I maintain the corner pins. I replace the wooden surveyor stakes with capped #7 rebar and I repaint them when the paint fades. --72.224.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 1:28 PM
Get the survey, then sue in small claims court for the cost of the survey. Or, get all the forms for small claims court and let him see that you have them all filled out before you get the survey and see what he does.
If these end up being on his property, you may owe him an apology depending on how the conversation went. Whatever you do, don't pull them up. --99.92.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Tarheel T [NC]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 1:40 PM
Thanks to everyone who responded.
Iím going to bite the bullet and get the survey.
If it shows that the bushes are on my property, i will consult with my atty about a small claims case to recover the $600 survey cost.
And yes the guy is a bully. He is from Iran and thinks he is a king. --71.85.xxx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 2:02 PM
Like both neighbors next to me. One put up a wooden fence--split rail around the front. Didn't make sense but oh well. HOA told them to take it down. They did. I would have preferred ferns along the property line instead of a stupid split rail fence. --24.233.xxx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 5, 2019 3:19 PM
Let them get the survey, the marker pins will have a cap with the name of the -state registered- surveyor. --76.188.xxx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 6, 2019 10:03 AM
Is that where you mow? --99.203.xx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 6, 2019 11:07 AM
Vee, that is interesting that yours have Iíd on them. Ours donít. --172.56.xx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by Ncole [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2019 11:48 AM
if you think you are going to get the money from the neighbor for the survey costs, you'd better check with your lawyer BEFORE ordering the survey. I can't think of any reason they would be responsible to reimburse you, even if you are correct as to where the line runs. --72.70.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: May 6, 2019 5:30 PM
run snap lines from pin to pin. if ferns on your side is free landscaping for you. plants are not quiet taking. --70.116.xxx.xx
neighbor plants bushes (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: May 6, 2019 8:35 PM
Some ferns are very invasive. Put one in, have 5 next year, and so on.
I thought the Roundup comment was hilarious - but I wouldn't recommend that - get the survey. --71.175.xxx.xxx
neighbor plants bushes (by bet [MA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 5:06 PM
Round up, but I like the rock salt idea too. I have decided the secret to true peace and happiness is no neighbors. Of course that does work for rentals which I barely care what they do as it doesn't effect how much rent I charge my tenants --45.19.xxx.x
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