A fence between my property and another has been there for over forty years. The other party now states that I am on his property if I go two feet towards the fence. Is there a law that states, since the fence has been there so long that this is now the new property line? I am trying to sell the property.
1 Answer from Attorneys
No. Although the longstanding fence may give you the right to own the disputed property if it is, in fact, not on the property line, you would have to pay your neighbor the value of the land you are obtaining through adverse possession.