Neighbor Planted Leyland Cypress 3 ft. from my Property
Last year I moved into a beautiful stick-built modular, designed just perfect for my needs--I am a "young" senior. It's on 1/2 acre overlooking at 10 acre goat farm with a mountain view. A local person bought 3 acres and put up 4 houses. Mine is the only one that overlooks the farm.
Problem: The day my driveway was being put in, the old farmer (a native) was having a new wire "goat" fence put in 3 ft. from the driveway--the "developer" told me his old fence (10 ft. over) was my property line. (I should've checked with a surveyor). My house could've been set back 10 ft. had we known. Now getting out of the garage is a chore. But the real killer now is the farmer planted a couple of dozen leyland cypress trees right up to the fence--3 ft. from my driveway and 30 feet from the porch and front of house. In a few yrs. I will lose my view and natural light and feel imprisoned with giants looming close to the house. I'm also concerned that they will grow through the fence and uproot my driveway.
I feel this is spite work: the farmers house is at least 1000 ft downhill from mine and can hardly be seen. I have beautiful landscaping, so it is not a blight. Why fence me in? Every time I sit on my porch, I get sick thinking of what is going to happen to my serenity.
There are no zoning laws in my area--I'm nr. Asheville, NC, but in the county. I feel I have to give up my dreams and move. Any suggestions out there? Thanks much