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Topic - Arthur F. Konopka
The woman, who had lived in her Northern Virginia neighborhood for more than 40 years, was convinced. Somehow, sometime during the night, her neighbor had moved the fence that divided their two yards and was now encroaching on her property.
In the case of 1890s row houses, Mr. Konopka says, new homeowners are simply made aware of the situation as part of their contracts.
"If I just build a retaining wall, then I may not actually be taking the land," says Mr. Konopka, "but if I enclose some space, or tunnel underground, that's a different scenario."