If my neighbor bulldozed my fence, what can I do?

My fence line has been established for well over 30 years. A new land owner comes in says there is an easement between our properties and bulldozed my fence down. What can I do to get my fence line replaced?

Asked on March 24, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Sue him for the value of the fence, if you believe there was no easement. (Obviously, check your deed first.) If there as easement, then while the way he did this was incorrect or improper, the outcome may be correct: you can't block another person's access to an easement. But if there was no easement, he destroyed your property and is responsible for the cost to restore it.


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