If our shed crosses property lines previously approved by the other property owner, can the successor owner demanding that shed to be moved?

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If our shed crosses property lines previously approved by the other property owner, can the successor owner demanding that shed to be moved?

We have lived at the property for over 12 years. Shed was moved and approved by previous adjoining property owner. He sold the house and a new owner bought the property. Upon their moving in, we asked about the shed being on part of their property and was told it was fine. Now 8 years later, they are demanding that we move the shed. Do we have any have to move the shed after all these years?

Asked on March 30, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You need to seek help from an attorney in your area as soon as you can to figure out what to do.  Nothing in writing I assume to give you any form of an easment or a right to use the property, correct?  Then you may in fact have to take it down.  ask the attorney if the 8 years by any chance has something to do with your state adverse possession laws.  Good luck.


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