I’m constantly amazed at the risks people take installing improvements near boundary lines. They spend thousands of dollars on fences or landscaping features with no clear knowledge of their property limits. Oftentimes things do not work out well. What is the cost to build this wall (pictured below)? How much to tear it down and build it again? The survey would have been cheaper, believe me.
On might think that the more affluent the neighborhood, the less likely things of this sort are to occur. Not true. We see boundary problems consistently across all income spectra. People everywhere take chances they should not. Another reason one should not buy property anywhere without a survey. You may well be inheriting the headaches and the accompanying liability of another. The famous line from Hill Street Blues comes to mind. “Let’s be careful out there.”