Madani v. Rabinowitz

Facts:  An inexpensive boundary fence separates a homeowner’s property from their neighbor’s. The homeowner has their property surveyed and learns the neighbor’s boundary fence encroaches on their property.

Claim: The homeowner seeks to have the fence removed, claiming the fence is a trespass since it encroaches on their property.

Counterclaim:  The neighbor claims the fence is a permanent encroachment which cannot be moved since the cost to do so is prohibitive.

Holding: A California appeals court held the fence is to be removed as it is a continuing encroachment and the cost to move the fence to the proper boundary line is not sufficient to be deemed a permanent encroachment. [Madani v. Rabinowitz (February 24th, 2020) __ CA6th__]

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