What is the name of your state? Michigan
: confused: I have recently had a survey done on my 11 acre property to be sure of property lines prior to putting up a fence starting with on a 330' section. (I have a 100x330' lot that I now use as a driveway)
The survey has brought to my attention a 5' encroachment (cement slab) by a neighbor, not to mention their large pole barn inches away instead of the 10' required by my township. I now know why they were so animate about getting my variance with the township turned down to build a house on the lot of which I could also use some advice.
I stopped progress on the fence after putting up two endposts and running a string across their basketball court. They have threatened me with a stop work order, and litigation claiming ownership by adverse possession. (They have mowed this lot & neighbor's lot on other side)
My building inspector tells me that I am not required to maintain this lot and make it known to them that this is my property.
I informed my neighbors of this and agreed not to put up the fence as long as they removed the encroachment. And to no longer mow my property. That was three weeks ago, they have not removed the encroachment and have recently mowed again...and removed the string line from the fenceposts on MY property.
I would like to know what my options are. I'm tired of being walked on.