I have been getting some great help from a member here on how to obtain and read my property plat, and I now am 100% certain of my property line but would like to hear some advice about how to handle the next step. I have the plat for my land, it was legally surveyed back in the 70's and the 2 corner markers between my line and my neighbor's line are permanently placed markers. I figured out (with a lot of help!) how to convert the surveyor bearings into compass bearings and yesterday started from my NW corner marker and followed my compass in an exact straight (or as near exact as I could get) line to my NE corner marker. I say I'm 100% confident in my readings because I ended up a single foot away from my marker, that's over a 570 foot distance. So now, my question:
I marked the line using bright pink surveyor's tape, and among other things my neighbor has a very large woodpile and 2 big piles of dirt (from when he added a garage and had excavators dig out the foundation) all well within my boundary. I've already verbally asked him to move all 3 things before I spent the time researching and marking out my line as I wasn't happy with how close all 3 are to my house. Now that I'm positive they are on my land, short of filing a law suite against him what do you think I should do? This is my first time actually OWNING property, I've always rented before so I've never encountered this issue, any and all suggestions are welcome.
I will tell you this, a year ago I asked him if I could use some of his dirt to fill in a hole I have left over from when the previous owner had a shed and the "neighbor" told me "no, I might need it later to fill in sink holes...". Now that I know it's fully on my property I'm strongly considering just using it. The wood pile I'm not sure about, my wife wants me to just take it and put it in my stack but I know he paid for it since I watched the truck deliver it. If I took it I'm pretty sure he'd call the cops on me and it would go in his favor since he paid for it, even though it's fully on my side of the line.