Monday, March 24, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For... Adventures In Property Lines...

You know the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true." Well, I wanted to get a survey done so that I could claim some of the land that is by my neighbors to the west, and as it turned out, I will recapture about 6400 square feet - so I think that part of the mission was wildly successful. You can see how close they built the house to the property line... wow.

[Click here for the first part of my survey adventure]

[Click here for the second post on surveys]

[Click here for part 3 in this made for TV special mini-series]

So my neighbor to the east had been wanting to get his property surveyed too for the border on the other side of his property, so we decided to do them at the same time since we share a border line.

The line that we share came back in his favor. We went out together this weekend to see how much of my access road creeps onto his property. He wants to build a fence to keep his Llamas from getting out (a habit they've gotten into as of late.)

Here's a pic looking down our access road right at the line.
I don't know if you can see that little post in the distance, we just stretched some twine from the corner post at the road to that post and continued. It's not too bad at this point, only a few feet.

But back at the horizon the road curves to the right for about 50 yards or so and it's definitely on his side of the line, and it would be a major undertaking to re-route the road back there.

So we'll see how it develops. Our survey guy said we could write up an official easement document (for a few hundred bucks extra, of course.) That might be a possibility to solve the issue and get it on the record. At this point, at least now everyone knows where the lines are drawn.

I am pretty amazed that the lines are that close. The original survey was done before GPS, and they got it within a few feet out here in what must have been very rugged country at the time. Nice job Lewis & Clark.

See you next time