What do I do if my retaining wall is partially on my neighbor's land?
Question Details: My retaining wall built 2 years ago and is supposedly partially on my neighbor's land. I didn't know this until 3 days ago. My neighbor has verbally said that I don't have to rebuild it but if either house is sold, there could be problems. What do I do now?
Step 1: get your land (and specifically the part with the wall) re-surveyed: your neighbor might be right, but he may be wrong. Confirm your boundaries.
If you wall is on his land, the consult with a real estate attorney to explore options such as seeing if your neighbor will grant you (including possibly if you pay him for it) an easement of some kind to have an maintain the wall...or if it would be better to relocate the wall.
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