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Posted: 9/8/2010 7:17:56 PM EDT
Was looking at the aerial view of my property and according to the tax office online map my building is half way over the line.

The building was built about 15 years ago by the previous owner.

I bought my house and land at a bank auction about 3 years ago. So i didn't have to get a property survey done.

I know where the markers are for my property lines since the previous owner was a friend and they are still there. Another friend that has lived here since 72 says that they are correct. Since his family sold the land to the guy who owned before me.

The building is within the property lines.

The surrounding property went to the daughter of the owner when he died.

What would happen if the building is actually across the property line?

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:24:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:40:43 PM EDT by Texaspyro21]
I have never trusted a tax office map to be accurate. However, if it is accurate than pray that adverse possession comes into play before the other landowner notices.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:26:48 PM EDT
aerials and parcel maps are generally a bit off. you need a survey to find the property lines.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:29:17 PM EDT
Get a survey done.

The only way to be sure.

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Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:33:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Avalon01:
Get a survey done.

The only way to be sure.

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+1

The tax maps around here are a joke, they're drawn by appraisers not surveyors
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:39:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:
I have never trusted a tax office map to be accurate. However, if it is accurate than pray that eminent domain comes into play before the other landowner notices.

dont you mean adverse possession?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:40:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 7:41:07 PM EDT by Texaspyro21]
Originally Posted By Silence:

Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:
I have never trusted a tax office map to be accurate. However, if it is accurate than pray that eminent domain comes into play before the other landowner notices.

dont you mean adverse possession?


opps

You are correct. I somehow always manage to flip those around.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:02:27 PM EDT
Tax maps are just a generalization.
Don't expect accuracy from them.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:03:36 PM EDT
survey the land. if the building is over the boundary, either buy the land or find a way to move the shed.
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