Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Massachusetts

My neighbor mows a portion of my lawn while I am at work. He has successfully gained ownership of a small strip of land from another neighbor by proving he has maintained it. I am a single mom, and he has a criminal and psychiatric history so I am hesitant to confront him. There is a line of large trees separating our property but no fence,and I can't really afford to put on up.

Asked on 7/06/13, 7:43 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Alan Pransky Law Office of Alan J. Pransky

If you give him permission he can't obtain the property by adverse possesion. Have a lawyer draft a license and record it at the Registry of Deeds. It is revocable at will and you don't have to tell your neighbor.

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Answered on 7/06/13, 8:43 am

Mr. Pransky is correct.

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Answered on 7/06/13, 10:34 am
Christopher Vaughn-Martel Charles River Law Partners, LLC.

Just thought I would confirm that the others are correct. There is likely an easy fix to this, but just make sure you do not ignore it. Good luck!

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Answered on 7/07/13, 5:36 am

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