Kass: Fences don’t always demarcate property lines

Q: I just sold a townhouse I purchased back in 2001. In 2002, I learned that the wooden fencing parallel to the back of my house had been erroneously installed about 4 feet inside of my homeowners association’s common area. Although I believe the seller knew the land inside the fence did not belong to my lot, neither he nor the seller’s real estate agent disclosed this to me.  About a year ago, the president of the HOA admitted in public that the board of directors had routinely failed to disclose the fencing issue, but the board was now going to install a replacement fence right on the boundary.   Read the Q&A…………..

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