What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arizona
This guy bought the house next to me and will be building an addition only 7 feet from our common wall (and no one, not even the city can tell me if it is common and exactly how much he owns, I own, or if just one of us own it) I should mention I bought this house for space and no one else in the cul de sac has a neighbor so close to the common wall.
Anyway, he has already lied to me about having a permit to build up the common wall and I found this out by calling the city. Now he has this caution tape on (what I am pretty sure is) my property running right through the bush. He will not tell me why it's there and the city inspector has not returned my call. I have called him on his permit lie and told him to leave that bush alone as it's on my property except to cut a few inches off anything that would overhang his property. IOW, I do not trust him at all and have not decided whether to report him to code enforcement about the wall or not. BTW, if it's truly common he needed my signature on this form but he did this without even telling me he was building it up.
I've sent him emails which have gone unanswered. Is it time for me to just hire my own surveyor (expensive and not working) and, if so, should I notify him that I am doing so in order to see if he'll start communicating or at least explain what is going on? It could also slow down his construction (if he is building his driveway on my property if he knows I am having it surveyed myself?) Or should I say nothing as he's said nothing to me? Thanks in advance.
Oh, one more point. I have a paper trail (emails and dates) proving he lied to me.