Property line question

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Less than a year ago, I purchased a home from a rehabber (one of the ones that have a TV show).  The home came with a one year warranty. Yesterday, the owner of the tri plex was here with a surveyor and informed me that the front fence and part of the HVAC units were on his property (about 18 inches).   Since this was added by the rehabber and no survey was done, is it his responsibility to fix the issue or mine?

This is more complicated than that. But based upon the limited information presented here, the burden of discovering this defect before settlement would typically fall on a buyer -- who unfortunately chose not to get a survey.

Pull your owners title policy. Is there a survey exception (typically exception #2)?

Yep, it would be yours....it would be your responsibility/benefit to find any encroachments/issues.  A survey is Always a good idea, whether required or not.

Originally posted by @Keith Shackleford :

Less than a year ago, I purchased a home from a rehabber (one of the ones that have a TV show).  The home came with a one year warranty. Yesterday, the owner of the tri plex was here with a surveyor and informed me that the front fence and part of the HVAC units were on his property (about 18 inches).   Since this was added by the rehabber and no survey was done, is it his responsibility to fix the issue or mine?

You need to talk to a lawyer that practices RE dispute law in the jurisdiction of the home. Depending on what the contracts and ancillary paperwork to buy the home, local law, etc., you may be responsible, or the seller may be responsible.