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Old 01-19-2012, 08:14 AM
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Thanks for all the info. I checked and I think that they tied their line onto the orig. stick at the back of the property. Now I have this line that goes the length of both of our properties. The original surveyor no longer works for the company who did the survey in 1996. I was told I would have to have a new survey done if I want further clarification. I know the distance in between my home and the property line at the front but I don't know exactly what it is going to the back of the property as the lot isn't square. This is a huge headache. I have a feeling this could cost quite a bit to have it redone and I'm not really in the position to do so at this time.
I tried reaching the realtor who sold the house to us but he apparently doesn't work for the company any more. I have one number for him but don't know how to locate where he works now.
You may be able to get a quick number for the back of your lot, but nothing as good as a stamped survey.

Go to Wakegov, and input your name or address. Click "Go."

In the row of navigation buttons over your account, click "Map."
In the information box on the right side, go to the bottom where there is a row of icons.
Click the clipboard that reopens the information panel, and you should see a row of topics near the top. To the far right, see "Book of Maps." Clicking "View" under "Book of Maps" will give you the plat as recorded for your phase of your subdivision.

If the back of the lot is a straight line, you should be able to see the recorded dimension. But, a survey opinion could vary, so that is why a survey is best.

Good luck, because this stuff can be unnerving, for sure.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:55 AM
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I'm confused. If your neighbor was denied approval for the structure what are you worried about. Did he just move the stake and it bothers you or is there some dispute about the property line.

My neighbor and i have a patch of woods and some turf between our property. The woods are the natural division line but not the legal lines. He was not cutting the grass closer to our side and every time I cut our grass with the riding lawn mower I hit the stake, eventually breaking it off. It doesn't seem to matter to either one of us. Surely we are not expected to keep and look at a stick with a pink plastic tie on it for the whole time we live in a house?
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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I had a survey done a few months ago and it was $300 for a 1/4 acre property that is a funky shape. So if it does come down to needing a new survey done at least you have an idea of how much it might run you.
Also, another local posted recently said in a similar thread that if you need just one side surveyed it would run about $100. So it might be worth getting that one side done.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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Suggestion: Move the stick back to where it should be. Or take it down entirely. That should foil their evil plans.

And I'm not being sarcastic. If they moved the stick thinking they were going to fool the HOA or someone else into thinking the property line was somewhere other than it was, odds are they moved in farther into your lot, so you have every right to take it down.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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Suggestion: Move the stick back to where it should be. Or take it down entirely. That should foil their evil plans.

And I'm not being sarcastic. If they moved the stick thinking they were going to fool the HOA or someone else into thinking the property line was somewhere other than it was, odds are they moved in farther into your lot, so you have every right to take it down.

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Old 01-20-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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"Oops, I must have hit it with my lawnmower and chopped it up. My bad!"
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Simpler approach, just write a letter to the people who have the authority to approve or deny the structure, and explain in clear, plain easy to understand language that the applicant (your neighbor) is trying to defraud them by moving markers to get his structure approved. That should fix it, I would think!
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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A firm quoted me $400 for our acre and a half, so I just got a copy of the plat, armed myself with a rented metal detector, and found the buried irons in a jiffy. If you know where at least one corner is, you can measure out the proper distance from that and search around the area.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Document all of this aggravation, if need be, take your neighbors to small claims and make them pay for the new survey. Why did the city deny them, you may want that info, it may help prove malice and intent......I would be livid if my neighbors did this.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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A firm quoted me $400 for our acre and a half, so I just got a copy of the plat, armed myself with a rented metal detector, and found the buried irons in a jiffy. If you know where at least one corner is, you can measure out the proper distance from that and search around the area.
I used this same practice over 2 years ago when a neighbor was upset that I was trimming some small trees on her property. Rented a metal detector and started circling an area the property line had to be in. This neighbor came out and was mad that I was doing this telling me she knew where her property line started. She actually brought out a lawn chair and sat in her front yard to watch me. After a short while I found the buried pipe and motioned for her to come over. The trees were on my side by several feet and she told me that was not the property line pipe (even though it has frayed orange tape).

Another neighbor came over to see what was going on and affirmed "it sure looks like the property pipe" and he went to his workshop then reappeared with another iron pipe about 4 feet in length, sledge hammer and can of orange spray paint. He put this new pipe in the ground leaving the last foot exposed then spray it bright orange. It's not a hazard as it's in the very end of a flower garden.

I then trimmed my trees and today can stand on my porch and see, without a doubt, where my property line is. No more hassles with the neighbor either.

Good Luck.... but, claim your property!
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