Property lines and common grounds
Not a disaster, the Elderly Neighbor post got me thinking:
I recently purchased a home with some land (compared to the neighbors). My side yard intersects with common ground and several other neighbors (not a pie shape, more like several blocks). I have a survey from the original development, but haven't had a stake survey done.
-One of the neighbors asked a month ago if he could plant a small garden (which I could take from) that would go partly into my yard and common ground (possibly his too). I didn't have a problem with this since I was new and the free veggies would be nice. So should I be concerned that in the future he might claim this to be common ground? If so, what steps can I take without changing my mind (and being the bad guy) and still protecting my land? Again there is no stake survey (yet?), so it's hard to tell exactly on who's land it is.
-If I have the original survey (which has some coordinates and property lines), what is the best way to mark the property line? Hire someone? Is using a GPS semi-feasible?
-Related to the garden, since we don't know our exact property line, should I also be worried that the other neighbors mow (possibly?) one or near my property line? What about the fact the neighbor has mowed my side yard before? (the one next to the garden that touches the other yards)
Lots of questions I know. Thanks for the help.