What are my rights when a neighbor plants trees on my property line?
This morning I came from church to find that there were 3 evergreen trees, about 3 ft high each, planted in a straight line about 4 ft apart to mark the Property line between me an d my neighbor., The problem is the trees are 5 ft on my side (I have a survey), but even if they were right on the line, within a couple of years the limbs would be on my side. I will contact the Realty Co. in the next few days and tell them this but what is the law as to how close near a neighbors line you can plant trees? Surely one cannot plant a tree right at the property line? I know one is not allowed to have a pond or pool within 6 ft of a fence. Where can I get some info on these type of laws? I been on the net for hours but can't find any answers for my situation and I really can't afford a lawyer.There is no HOA in our sub-division. Thank You.
If there's no HOA or the equivalent, the best source to find zoning laws and code about where various items can be placed on property (e.g. required setbacks from property line) is your town, borough, or city hall. Go to the clerk's office; they'll be able to either help you or direct you to the office and personnel who can. These sorts of rules are very local, which is why local gov't is the best place to check.