Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Adverse Possession -
How does it work?
You built a garage on what you thought was your own property 20 years ago. Unknown to you, you included a piece of the neighbors land all those years. You want to clear up the error and claim that piece of land and have garage issue resolved. You may claim that corner as yours! Complicated but possible --- Adverse Possession.
This is where I say I am not a lawyer and my comments are not advice!.
For legal advice, contact a lawyer knows real estate law.
How? Now you want to sell your home. In the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the Buyer requested a professional Survey. Before you purchased your home, in the deep and unreachable past, a part of that Neighbor's garage was built on the corner of your property. That fence line that everyone assumed was the Property Line is not! If you cannot produce an existing Survey, one must be ordered.
Here's the fun part! If no action has been taken by that Owner to protect that land over the years, you may declare that is has been "abandoned" and claim it as your own.. You will slog your way through the rules and then get to success.
Another option, of course, is to simply purchase the number of feet from the neighbor aand resove it quickly!!! All the best - Lynn More info with drawings...
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