Property Line Space

Discussion in 'Sun City General Discussions' started by Cynthia, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Cynthia

    Cynthia Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know the space required between single family house structures? Or where to search it? My neighbor/contractor extended the back of his house and it looks about 2-3 feet from my property line. I need to put a fence up (because of what he built) but when I do he'll barely have room between his house and my fence. Not a problem for me walking but it will be for him or who he sells it to.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
  2. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    There is a 5 ft set back on the side from structure to the property line.
  3. aggie

    aggie Active Member

    Cynthia....If you're not sure of the measurements, it would be wise to contact the SCHOA office and they can check it out for you.
  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia Well-Known Member

    Thanks. He told me it's 5 feet but it looks closer to me. I'll measure next time I'm there.
  5. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    SCHOA has plot maps and for anyone interested, there should be markers in the ground on your property lines (or so i have been told). Just heard a story the other day where someone complained they thought their neighbor had moved the bricks on the side lot that marks the property line so they were not in violation of the set-backs. I've heard of people selling off small pieces of their property to neighbors but that is wholly different from people just taking the liberty of moving them eh?
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  6. fixj

    fixj Member

    there can often be another factor in measuring setbacks....that is the max. distance the roofline can be from the structure into the setback.
    for example a 5 ft setback might stipulate the roofline can only be 2 ft into the setback, if the the roof line is planned for 3 ft out from the structure then the set back would likely have to be 6 ft. so in many areas the setback is actually measured from the roofline to the property line.
    there is no consistency on this, varies widely, in a remodel the roof line could have been increased into the setback, legally or illegally...
    remodel "bump outs' can be another issue....often the "bump outs"are above the base and inside the roofline to stay within the setback rule..especially if the setback rule states the measurement must be from the foundation to the property line.
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