This is a situation where having a real estate agent (a buyer’s agent), and a lawyer, might have helped, a lot.
Man buys home. Neighbor stops by, says hello, and then informs buyer that his driveway is on the neighbor’s property. Man is furious. Hilarity does not insue.
I recently bought a property in an all-cash transaction, with no lender involved.
When I recently attempted to erect a fence on what appeared to be the property line, my new neighbor informed me that the line wasnâ€™t where I thought it was.
He presented me with a letter that the person who sold me the house had written in 1995.
The letter acknowledged that a portion of my homeâ€™s driveway was on the neighborâ€™s land.
The previous owner also wrote that he would never claim this strip of land as his own.
Net result: I lose half of my new homeâ€™s driveway.
I wouldnâ€™t have bought this place had I been aware of the significant discrepancy between the lotâ€™s apparent boundaries and what a survey showed the actual boundaries are.
While I doubt the Realtor knew about this problem, I think the seller intentionally deceived me.
What recourse, if any, do I have now?
You can probably guess the answer.
Complete article: Neighbor drawing the line – By Nena Groskind, The Boston Herald