What would you do? - Posted by michaela-ATL
Posted by michaela-ATL on November 02, 2005 at 05:51:11:
Bought a vacant lot, which used to be 3 lots. I can’t find an original platbook anywhere, so I don’t have the original dimensions. Zoning requires 40’ roadfrontage per lot. I have 117’. So, I’m trying to get 3’ from the next door neighbor.
The neighbor’s fence is about 6" on my property. It’s a rental and the renters won’t give me the owner’s contact info. They offered to give my phone# to the owner, but he never called.
The tax address is the house. I did find addresses of several people with the same name and wrote letters, telling them, that I bought the lot and that their fence is on the property. But that I’d have a win-win proposal: If they gave me officially 3’ of their property in a wedge up front, I would give them an easement, which would keep them from having to take down their fence and spend money on putting up a new one. It was not threatening, but a nice letter, offering a solution. Asked him to cotnact me. Never heard anything back.
The addresses, that I have are more than an hour from where I am, so driving by for a chance, that he might be home is feasable, but kind of a hassle.
Any other suggestions on how to handle that?
I do need to go through ‘Quit Title’, so I have some time in that anyway.