What is the name of your state? Pennsylvania
I recently moved to a new home. It was just built last year. The property line with my neighbor runs directly along their driveway, and at the end of their driveway where it meets the street, on my side of the property line, they have their mailboxes. This is a rental property with mailboxes for each of the apartments. so i have not 1 but 3 mailboxes plus a box for newspaper that are on my proprety that do not belong to me. They are clearly over the line by about 4 feet. I have contacted the owners of the property to express my concern and they state that the mailboxes have always been in that location since they bought the property 30 years ago. The owners do not live on this property. I told them that my house was just recently built and even though it may not have been a problem in the past, that it is a problem now. I asked them to move the mailboxes to the otherside of their driveway. I told them i would like to discuss the situation further and for them to take a look an evalute it for themselves. I have not heard back and i'm getting a feeling that they will not comply. I plan to make one more attempt to contact them to resolve this dispute with out any lawyers, but i want to be prepared for what may happen if they refuse. I have contacted a lawyer and he suggests that we draft a letter stating the above and try to "scare" them into moving the mailboxes, but that letter from the lawyer comes at a price. I have markers that clearly show the property lines. A survey of the land was just done not more then 2 years ago before the house was built.
If they refuse to move the mailboxes, i will probably have to go the route of hiring a lawyer. Can anyone offer some advice as to what course of action i should take?
Since the mailboxes were on my property before i bought the house, can i sue the builder or the title insurance company since this was not noted on the title? What options do i have?