by Jarreddh  03/05/2018  3 Comments  264 Page Views
Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law
Hi, So my girlfriend recently found out that the original property owners of her house from 30 years ago built a fence at an angle such that it went through into the neighbours' land. For 30 years, no one has noticed the issue and they recently built a retaining wall between them and their neighbours.

The neighbour has threatened legal action if my girlfriend's family doesn't either buy the land that the fence goes through or tear down the new retaining wall and build a new fence on the proper border.

Surely the liability can't fall onto my girlfriend's family to pay up, considering they had nothing to do with the problem existing. We have thought that perhaps we could forward the issue to the initial builders but have heard that it would be too far gone to press legal action on them.

Can anyone help me with finding a better solution?