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Neighbors New Fence

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? VA

Our neighbor is putting up a new fence.
We have lived in the house almost 18 years and so has the neighbor.
The back yards of our homes cover two lots and back up to a marsh and inlet.
After the city easement there are no permanent metal markers in the ground to mark the property line. The previous owners of our property had a fence, which according to our survey was not on the property line but with-in our property. Our neighbor has continue to through the years to landscape up to the fence even after we told him it did not mark the property line. When he planted bushes down the front to the street my husband show him the front marker and he moved the bushes six inches toward his property but only in the front.

A few years ago we had our lot totally surveyed and there were temporary markers strategically placed. It showed that in the back some of the landscaping they had beed done was on our property. We are talking about 1-2 ft.

Now however he is putting up his fence along this line with no additional surveying, along his outside of the bushes. The fence is not encompassing the entire backyard.

Are we endanger of redrawing property lines if we let it go?

We have heard several things, can you tell me what the state of Va laws are?
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Senior Member
Get your own current survey and go from there. Until you have proof that he is encroaching then you have no case to build. Then go armed with that survey and demand removal of the fence.

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