Perhaps 20 years ago, a deceased former owner gave a neighbour permission to build on his property, but new neighbours moved in. In such cases, Metzger says, both parties can enter into border agreements and propose a “license to use.” When it comes to property disputes, Metzger said that most of them are “what we call interventions on a small part of the border.” You may discover the neighbour`s access or the backyard shed is two metres above the boundary of your property. Perhaps you bought a new house and, by hiring a landscape architect, you realized that a neighbour has three meters of your property in their hedges. Rustin: Ownership limits are very important when it comes to using land, and even a small intervention by your neighbour in your country can have consequences that you cannot predict. Rustin: Yes. It is called negative possession. There is a tendency to think that a fence or wall near a border should mark the line, and a landowner who builds his fence near the line, but he risks losing the fenced part of his country because of unfavourable possessions. By law in Georgia, tolerance for seven years, through acts or declarations of adjacent landowners, is sufficient to establish a demarcation line. Therefore, an oral agreement of seven years of effective detention may suffice. Effective detention is not necessary if consent is proven by the statements of the parties who recognize the line. “Ask yourself if it`s worth talking to you about,” Metzger said. If something undermines the base of your home, you must of course solve this problem. But is it worth going to war on something small? For example, if your neighbor builds a fence or new access that comes on your land a few inches, it may be enough for a title company to refuse to give insurance when it comes time to sell your home.