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Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by SWFamily, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. SWFamily

    SWFamily New Member

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    Does anyone know who i would speak to regarding purchasing the land between my house and the storm drain easement? it is only a foot or 2, but i want it for my fence.
  2. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Member

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    If the land is owned by the HOA or the County then it is not usually for sale. All you really need is an easement or written permission for your fence.
  3. SWFamily

    SWFamily New Member

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    Thanks Steve. Would the permission just come from the HOA?
  4. lilpea

    lilpea Active Member

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    I think you will also encounter an issue with OpenBand - who was granted a blanket easement throughout the community. Also I can cite 2 examples where the homeowner placed a fence on "HOA" property and they had to move their fence. Although this might be a moot point if you intend to purchase the land - but definitely check the easement. You can send me a PM or email and I can supply you with the County/Land and records for that parcel of land. Good luck.
  5. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Member

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    Yes, give the HOA a call.
  6. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    There is virtually no circumstance where the HOA can sell Common Area to a homeowner. We did, on one occasion, swap property with a homeowner. THey got more property in their backyard and the HOA got property from their sideyard.
  7. SWFamily

    SWFamily New Member

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    Purchase or not, i would like to put my fence 3 inches past my property line that is next door to a storm drain easement.
  8. terps

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    I just dealt with an easement issue with the county and my developer and I would suggest be very careful about the easement. Better find out what is next to the easement (there must be a reason for an easement there).

    The developer told me they need to build a bio-retention pond next to my lot and there is an easement in between. When they were about to start the work, I saw some measurement lines in my side yard (not within easement) and confirmed with the developer. They told me it is an offset. When I came back one day and found out my trees planted along the easement border are removed.

    The developer did plant some trees back after the work but most of them are not the trees I planted because they did not survive the work.
  9. SWFamily

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    Just a visual. the red area in the pic is the one in question.

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  10. terps

    terps New Member

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    There is a white line cutting through that red area leading to the drainage pipe in your neighbor's yard. Would that probably be a ditch? or is that area in the easement?

    Just share another of my experience. My developer put a low fence along the boundary line of my backyard and the fence is cutting through a ditch. The county asked the developer to remove the fence in the easement (along my backyard) when they inspected the site (because the concrete footing of the stakes are in the easement.)

    You might want to call the county's building and development division to find out what you can/cannot do over the area.
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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, what does 3 inches get you?
  12. SWFamily

    SWFamily New Member

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    That line is just where the new and old sod is. that whole space between the houses it a ditch/storm drainage.

    3 inches, give or take, will give me enough room for my fence posts. there are currently cyprus trees along the property line.

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