How can I get my neighbor to move his mailbox to his own property where mail is delivered?

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How can I get my neighbor to move his mailbox to his own property where mail is delivered?

We own a home on a state highway. Mail is delivered on both sides of the road. We have erected a new mailbox and would like to take down the current rusty structure that held our old mailbox and our neighbors. Again, they can receive mail on their own side of the road but refuse to move their mailbox. What can I do?

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult with a real estate attorney to see if your neighbors now have a right to have their mailbox where it is presumably on your property. They may have an easement to use your property, the mailbox may have been there so long that they have a prescriptive easement over your property or there may be some local ordinance allowing it to be where it is for mail delivery.

 


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