Posted by Frank Chin on May 18, 2007 at 11:30:07:
You’ll need to know the laws pertaining to adverse possesion in your state. An attorney would probably give you better guidance as to how the circumstances may affect the outcome.
Generally, if it’s a feet over for a number of years as stipulated by state law, (it’s ten years in NY State), you raised no objection (did anyone write him a letter?), you might be out of luck).
I was told by by next door neighbor my fence is several feet into her property, and learned of it when she sold, when the buyer got a survey done. But my fence was on that spot for nearly 20 years, so the new owner is out of luck.