I have 2 issues:
30(+) years ago my parents built a wooden deck at the end of their property. The deck is NOT attached to the house.
At the time they built the deck - the support posts were on land that was wild & undeveloped. The land was combination of private and city of Boston land.
There were "paper plans" for building new street & homes on the land. This never happened because land was too swampy. Sometime between 2003 and 2008 - the City of Boston declared the property as an "Urban Wild".
Now for the first time ever -- after 30(+)years -- the City of Boston Environmental Department claims the deck is an illegal encroachment on city property --
Do I have a right to claim Adverse possession since my parents have had this deck up for 30(+) years. At least 25 years before the land was declared an protected "Urban Wild".
It has shown up on the city maps of our street for MANY years.
Also the deck has shown up on their property assessment and taxes for many years.
#2 The City of Boston has also filed a violation for not having a permit to build the deck. They can not find the permits for the pool either -- I feel they have lost permits from the 1970's.
#1 Can they really force us to remove the deck?
#2 Can they fine us for not having the 1970's permit to show hem
#3 Can I file for adverse possession of the land?