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King County couple battles property line conflict

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The Williams family thought they bought the perfect fixer-upper.

The home was built in the 1960’s but, it had a problem that no one could have ever imagined.

See, 54 years after it was constructed and approved by King County, the family discovered that half the house is on county property.

In fact the property line cuts the family’s home in two.

Making matters worse, the King County property, even though it runs through the Williams’ home, is on high value conservation land. Changes to the property line can’t be made unless seven of the nine members of the King County Council approve it.

All of this because the family got a survey for a new septic system.

Now, after trying to fix the matter on their own for close to a year, they’ve called me.

“We immediately just knew it wasn’t going to be something simple. This was going to be a fight,” said homeowner Crystal Williams.

On Wednesday at 5 p.m. on KIRO 7 News, I take the family’s issue to King County and lawmakers and get action.  Watch on KIRO 7 News, or use this link for the KIRO 7 livestream.

 

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