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  • Bad Kitty No Milk Tonight

    Homeowner who stole the land is clearly overwhelmingly in the wrong! Do that in my city they will bulldoze the fence to reclaim the land.

  • boxlessthinking

    I would just start utilizing that area as a road. Park stuff on it. Make a little pathway off of it to my house. Connecting to my property. Have a yard sell set tables right against.. i would PARK CARS ON THE SIDE OF THE DRIVEWAY LIKE IT WAS THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

  • LICKHER&STICKHER INTHEPINK

    Charge the homeowners for illegal encroachment place the financial burden on the one home to the asshole that sold the house with I'll intentions. To the new owner.
    Tell the other home owners you got 30 days to save your property or it will be bulldozed.
    Restore alley to it's full area. Grant all residents equil 20 foot wide driveway accesses.
    WOW THAT WAS EASY !

  • Chris Kibodeaux

    People need to look up laws cause when shit isn’t being used and u expand ur property like that u have the right to keep the land!

  • Grasshopper K

    If you bought a house or any land, that had had an illegal extension, it's your problem. You bought the deeds, not the extra land. Or even worse, if you didn't know, it was over any boundaries. It's your responsibility to research any issues when you buy.

  • Chakat Nightsparkle

    Just Start driving some pickup trucks back and forth across the alley. It is City Land still. So Homeowners Can Not do anything about it. Its on the Map, So Still Legal For ANYONE to Drive on it. Doesnt matter if Homeowner says their yard got messed up. It is CITY LAND. Not Private Land.

  • W. Apnj

    WTF…. You can not just take public property for your own use. Public property is not subject to adverse possession laws except in designated homesteading zones. That homeowner is out of bounds… Pun intended. The municipality should issue notice and if the encroachment in not removed voluntarily its removal should be charged as a lien on the property.

  • Gray Alley

    No matter what the paper work showed, the guy had to know that there was not a existing alley there when he looked at the place and if he didn’t he is a moron. The other neighbors did break the law and should allow him acces to avoid a costly dispute

  • L R

    Always get your property surveyed and staked and then drive in Iron posts. If you can run 1 heavy wire between them then drive an iron stake every few feet and mark it with large rock landscaping. I bought a place and it was supposed to be natural and all structures twenty feet from property line. It had iron stakes but the neighbor still built his shed half over on me and I didn't know because it was rugged and remote and we couldn't see it. Until one day we walked the property line and discovered it. I reread the covenant and spoke with an attorney. He said if he ever makes you mad he has to move it or all these things will happen to him. I sold the property and disclosed the covenant and had those things highlighted. The old neighbor was sweating as he had even moved a junk pile over on me. The jerk neighbor even moved a T post to make it look like he owned it. Well I sold it to a college wrestling coach and within a couple months, I drove by and he was tearing down the shed concrete slab and all. Served him right.  lol

  • Kali Taylor

    You can't argue with boundry lines… regardless of if it's being used or not, would be nice if the council just let the neighbours have it but not likely.

  • Ken Wilson

    I bought a property years ago and after the survey was done, found that I owned part of the neighbor's house! I had a different surveyor come out with the same result and I let it pass, but within a year the neighbor showed his ass and was a bonafide jerk. I had an attorney send him a letter offering to sell him that part of his house back but he refused. It wound up in court and we settled on him paying a reasonable $12,000 for it. I would have given it to him if he wasn't a first class A-hole.

  • paul burdi

    The old homeowner needs to be brought to court and if they own a new house it needs to be sold court ordered and a portion of the funds to reinstall the alley.

    And I never went to college 😎

  • ayina114

    A**hole neighbour took 2 x20 meters my parents land that we spare to public alley. He built it to enlarge his house. Really hate neighbour who take advantage of situation like this.

  • aussiefirie

    Easy solution is for the city to make the homeowners dig up the alleyway at their costs or face legal action. Looks like the owners can afford to return the alleyway back to how it was before they illegally built on it

  • Duncan

    Looks like the guy lost. Existing "improvements" can stay but it is "vacated" by the city but is still a right of way so no future changes.

  • D. Joseph

    It would be costly for the city to restore one alleyway? That's a lame argument if ever I heard one. The people who built without a permit should pay for everything.

  • Andrew Murphy

    I look at it this way not at all the neighbors are bickering amongst themselves raising attention to the city if they weren't greedy and would have divided it equally to wear benefited everybody then if I would never mattered but now nobody's going to get it you watch cuz they're all greedy

  • Kabuki Kitsune

    Something like this happened in a town I lived in in south Georgia, though there it was a railroad. Back in the 90's, a short line railroad through the town I lived in had been 'embargoed' due to a bridge needing replaced. Embargoed doesn't mean abandoned though. Railroads will often re-open such lines. Well, in the early 2000's, a developer bought up land around the line, and started putting in houses. At some point, the developer just opted to remove the railroad that cut through where he wanted to put houses. That was all fine and dandy until 2005, when the railroad got a grant from the government to fix the bridge that needed replaced. Those houses that got built on it? Seized under imminent domain and bulldozed. The owners tried fighting it, but eventually everything ended up going back to them having to get their money back from the developer that had built and then sold the houses in the first place. All told, I think seven or eight homes were bulldozed and demolished, and the city itself had to replace a bridge that they had removed as part of a one-way pairing they had done. Cost the developer upwards of several million dollars to pay out to the home owners and the city had to foot the bill to build a new bridge.

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