Smart questions
Smart answers
Smart people
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Member Login




Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Join Us!

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips now!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

Join Eng-Tips
*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Donate Today!

Do you enjoy these
technical forums?
Donate Today! Click Here

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.
Jobs from Indeed

Link To This Forum!

Partner Button
Add Stickiness To Your Site By Linking To This Professionally Managed Technical Forum.
Just copy and paste the
code below into your site.

casper000 (Electrical) (OP)
24 Oct 06 12:01
I have a home/small lot  . i built a drive way next to my home one foot from the neighbors garage and up next to there privacy fence. i removed a large tree  and stump for the drive to be installed. I have been renovating this home for three months and last week the neighbor informed me that I have built 4' on to his property. so I removed his tree and built three ft. onto his lot... how best can I resolve this
AegisFPE (Civil/Environmental)
26 Oct 06 17:49
Probably true you are on his side (typical sideyards for buildings are 5 feet minimum) though it would be appropriate for a land surveyor to locate the property lines and even create a map of the fence, garage, and your drive - get your neighbor's permission for your surveyor to be on their property.  

There are some instances where fences can be considered to constitute line, although perhaps your neighbor was avoiding the tree.  If the tree was not a line tree, that is it was entirely on your neighbor's side, there are ways to estimate the value of the tree (i.e. http://www.sufa.com/appraisals.html), you'll have to agree with your neighbor on the appropriate approach.  If they wanted it taken out, determine the value of the timber, if they wanted it to stay, determine the replacement cost.  As for your driveway, if you need it on their side, you may have to get an ingress/egress easement.  

You may generate more responses in the Civil/Environmental forum.  Godd luck.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close