May 28, 2024 at 4:33 am

Their Neighbor Wouldn’t Move the Fence That Took Up Part Of Their Property, So They Hired a Surveyor To Prove Her Wrong

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Unsplash/@octoberroses

People don’t like to play around when it comes to their property lines, so it’s best to do your research so no snafus have to be fixed later…

But the woman who is the subject of this Reddit story thought she had all the answers…until she didn’t!

Check out what happened!

AITA for having our neighbor move their fence off our property?

“A neighbor hired a contractor to build a wood privacy fence.

I came home after the posts were set and immediately suspected the fence posts were on my property.

Take a look at this…

We live in brand new homes and so I asked her to meet me outside with her survey.

I had already staked out the property line, and it was clear to see the posts were on my property.

Before I could say a word, she said ‘you can’t tell where to put a fence with a survey’ which astounded me and left me shaking my head.

After a few minutes of trying to explain that a survey is absolutely the way to determine where your fence should be, she threw her hands up and said ‘my contractor has my survey’ and walked back in the house.

What a weirdo…

The next week, the contractor continued to finish the fence without moving anything. We emailed her and called her and she ghosted us.

I paid $900 to have a surveyor do a site visit and write a report that clearly showed the fence was on our property.

We sent that to her from our lawyer and she finally responded ‘there must be some mistake’.

Only after more legal threats did she get her contractor back to move it off our property.

Things got ugly.

Meanwhile she trash talked us to everyone she could and labeled us bullies etc and has half our new neighborhood believing her.

She won’t talk to us, which is actually fine by us, but it really ****** us off knowing she has created this negative impression about us.

I should mention that our lots are pretty small and we had a very large backyard project done this summer and the fence was taking up valuable real estate that we needed to fit our plunge pool in.

We tried to deal with this in a polite neighborly way and she forced us to bring in our lawyer.


Here’s what people had to say on Reddit.

This reader said they’re NTA.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another Reddit user agreed.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This person shared their thoughts.

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One individual spoke up.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another person also said they’re NTA.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Sounds like that neighbor really messed up.


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