If I’ve been using and maintaining a small section of a neighbor’s property, can they make me move it?

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If I’ve been using and maintaining a small section of a neighbor’s property, can they make me move it?

I put up a fence backing up to neighbor’s fence.

Asked on July 3, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you have no right to be on their property or to use any part of their property, in the absence of a written license to use the property or an easement; the fact of occupancy and/or use does not convey any rights. If your fence is either on their land and/or connected/attached to their fence, they can require you to move your fence.


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