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Old 01-19-2010, 01:36 PM
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My neighbor has installed a ground level satellite dish in my boxed out utilities area. The dish encroaches both my property and the common alleyway of the POA, as well as restricting my access to the utilities area.

Unfortunately I do not get along with my neighbor.

Can I remove the satellite dish since its on my property and if so can I only remove that part of the dish that encroached my property? I could unbolt the entire dish however it is bolted to my neighbors fence which is on his property or can I have the satellite company remove the dish since they (probably) retain title in the dish.

Incidentally to install the dish the satellite company had to do so from my property. Are satellite compaies granted the same access rights as utility companies
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:15 PM
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I think you need to write a letter to your HOA to have the neighbor fix the problem
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:54 PM
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Here's how I took care of a china berry tree years ago... I kept asking the neighbor to trim the part over my walkway beside the house and he wouldn't do it.. (those things are hard to walk on barefooted..LOL)

I got on to my roof with a chain saw and started it up nad he comes running out the back door....and the next day he had it trimmed....(:>)

Tell your neighbor that you are only going to trim off the part hanging over your property...

But I'd call the HOA first...it might be on an easement..
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:42 PM
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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You need to notify your neighbor in writing mailed CRRR that the dish is encroaching on your property and that he has XX days (usually 30) to remove it or you will remove the portion that encroaches for him at his expense (if there is any). Follow up on your letter at the appropriate time.

You must be absolutely sure that this item is on your property (survey is the best method) and that he does not have any easements to place it there (also should be noted on your survey). A fence may not be on the property line so do not rely on a fence to distinguish property lines unless the survey indicates the fence is on the property line.

Since you indicate it also encroaches on the POA, I would send them a letter as well to let them know and enclose a copy of your letter to the neighbor.

This is only advise of a poster and you should check with an attorney to be absolutely sure of your situation.
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