Can my neighbor force me to move my mailbox if its on their property?
I have been in my house over 2 years. My neighbors have been there maybe a year. They're want to extend their driveway towards my house and have told me that I need to move my mailbox. It appears that my mailbox is completely on their property(I am waiting for a survey to confirm). My house is about 10 years old but I do know mine was built about 4 years before theirs was. Does that make a difference? Can they force me to move it? I don't want to seem un-neighborly but if I have to move it - the brick won't match and my mailbox will be the only one on the opposite side of the street.
If your mailbox is on their property, then yes, they can force you to move it. The fact that your home was built before their home doesn't matter; they still have the right to determine what goes on their property and how their property is used. Ideally, if you house was built first and the mailbox was located there at that time, the develper, builder, whomever should have made sure that there was an easement going along with your home, giving the owner the right to have a mailbox on the other property. However, without an easement or some contractual right to have the mailbox there, your neighbors may indeed make you relocate it, unfortunately.