I have a 10' build line (I believe referred to as an easement) in my lot, and I'm having a concrete patio put in. I really want the patio to extend like 1-2 feet over the build line to help increase the size of the patio so I can actually enjoy my patio furniture, vs. not having enough room.
The house is new, only 4 months old, and my builder told me that it is not a problem - nobody will come around measuring to see if I'm in violation, and my HOA won't care, HOWEVER, when it comes time to sell my house (maybe 10 years from now??) a property survey will be done and they will discover the patio extends into the build line area. He thinks this could make the title company hold up or block the close of sale of the house.
So I'm wondering if this is really a risk and I should not do it, or if this is just precautionary type stuff and it is no big deal. I dont' have any underground piping or water or drainage or sewer lines going through this section of the lot, so I don't see why it would be a problem, but I'm just a stupid homebuyer who's untrained on this kind of stuff, which is why I'm asking you guys.
So please let me know what you think!
Thanks in advance!