Neighbor does not want to deal with encroachment
My neighbor's house and car port are at least 12 feet over my property line. We did not know it. According to what I understand, his home and carport are "legally nonconforming" because both have been there a very long time. He can't be forced to move either.
I want to resolve the boundary issues by deeding property to him. I am paying taxes on land he uses and I am concerned about liability and selling my property. I offered to deed the property to him for the cost of the survey and the cost of the atty. - $ 1100.00. This is over 1600 square feet. He knows I want the boundary lines straightened. He does not care. He is not moving on getting the paperwork so that my attorney can move forward. We need his last deed of record. He wants the land really cheap, like probably $ 500.00. I am opposed to loosing this land. On the other hand, I never knew I had it until I tried to sell my property and a survey was done. I just want my costs covered as I am the one loosing the land and doing all the work to get this cleaned up. Can I force this issue with my neighbor short of increasing expenses with more attorny costs? I have told him that if I have to have to use an attorney more, the costs go up.