Legal Question in Real Estate Law in North Carolina

I bought home 3 years ago. Behind me is a creek that divides my backyard and my neighbors. Their yard extends about 30 feet on my side of the creek. It essentially looks like my land and I take care of it. They do nothing to maintain that portion of the land (required by our HOA).

Their kids use my yard daily as a short cut to school. They never asked for permission and I now have a path carved into my lawn.

I would like to put up a privacy fence as close to the creek as possible extending onto their land. I'm tempted to go ahead and build a fence without asking permission since I wasn't given the same courtesy but I donít want to end up with a lawsuit. Can I legally build the fence since they neglect the property? Or is there a better option? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Asked on 4/28/14, 1:53 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

James Weeks Law Office of James B Weeks


better to arrange an agreement with neighbor

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Answered on 4/28/14, 3:48 pm

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