Newsflash: Encroachment on house I’m purchasing

I’m looking at putting an offer in on a house in Fairfax VA (Falls Church area) and while looking at the Plat it became apparent that about 5 feet of the neighbors house is encroaching on the property I am hoping to purchase. If I go forward with the purchase as-is am I effectively giving up that portion of my land to the neighbor? What recourse do I have in this case? My real estate agent has not been much help and I’m having a difficult time finding any information online.Thanks for reading!



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