Best option would be to have a friendly chat with the neighbor about any known history and all possible options. You can pay for a cheap survey, but it's one that you can do yourself. Go to town hall and get a map of your area. I paid $2 for one. Then get together with your neighbors on all sides with a lot of tape measures or laser measurers. Mar 20, 2017 · It will be difficult to ask your neighbors to reseed their lawn, pull their weeds, change their fence or paint their door to help your sale. Ask them to pay for it, and you can expect resistance. If you need your neighbor to do some curb appeal work to help your sale, the money should come out of your pocket.
You could also ask your other neighbors if they remember who installed it, or the person from whom you purchased the property. If the fence is not on the legal, surveyed property line, your state's doctrine of mutual acquiescence will determine if and when the fence will become the line.
Your survey indicates that the fence encroaches your way; your neighbor’s survey indicates that the fence encroaches in their direction; or perhaps you split the cost of a survey and you found that the fence encroaches one way or another … what should be done now? First try to find out the following facts: Who built the fence;