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Doing lot layout drawings for my

2011-03-07 17:51:07.036367+00 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Doing lot layout drawings for my workshop. City GIS (and my measurements) say 52' wide, original map says 40'. Which neighbor lost 12'?

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-08 20:39:13.798687+00 by: Dan Lyke

Went down to the county assessor's office today, where their map showed both sizes that correspond to what I've measured, and showed that the 1927 map's lot lines cut at strange places through the new lot locations. The interesting thing is that I may have picked up 8" at the back of the lot that I didn't know I had. Even so, though, I think I'm going to measure from my fence line rather than theirs.

And yeah, I may yet have a surveyor sign off on my lot drawings.

#Comment Re: Dan made: 2011-03-08 15:20:14.847815+00 by: andylyke

  1. I can't imagine where 12' could be shaved from your lot without taking down structure. Let's hope it's the subdivision plat that's in error.
  2. You may recall that my father got quite a shock when the lot next door was purchased and surveyed and he found that the line almost touched his garage.

Good luck with this. I hope it works out in your favor.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-08 02:17:00.152252+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Make sure the "original map" is the actual subdivision map in effect. Yeah, I'd have to strongly recommend getting the property resurveyed.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-08 01:27:16.678142+00 by: ebradway

I'm betting you'll be hiring a surveyor. And it's not because he has better tools or skills. It's because he has a license and insurance which backs up his statement. That would be your first step in establishing a new, official boundary line. And surveyors are cheaper than lawyers. This discussion seems to even cover some CA specific rules.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-08 00:12:59.561194+00 by: meuon

Might want to build that workshop on a draggable slab.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-08 00:08:07.292801+00 by: John Anderson

Does the 12' at least look like it all lays on one side of the lot? (Worse than being 12' long: not being able to easily tell which[Wiki] 12'...)

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-07 22:48:19.431269+00 by: Dan Lyke

Part of this is to make sure I get sign-off from the city's planning department on where I'm building. So, yeah, I need to make sure that borders aren't disputed. I hope I don't end up having to hire a surveyor.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-07 20:29:57.991373+00 by: other_todd

You might want to find that out before you build on the disputed 12'. Out of nowhere my friends' neighbor decided to dispute one of their borders, and my friends had to take down the storage shed they had placed partially on the disputed strip.