Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise
An easy-to-read guide on laws concerning common neighbor disputes
Is the noise from next door keeping you up at night? Is the view from your backyard being obstructed? Is a neighboring business driving you crazy? Your home is important to you and your neighbors aren’t going anywhere -- Neighbor Law can help you deal with difficult situations and keep your home life peaceful.
Learn your rights and responsibilities with this clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes. Learn your state's rules on:
- trees and other greenery that crosses the property line
- blocked views
- water runoff and flooding
- interference from nearby businesses
- dangers to children (""attractive nuisances"")
- ...and more!
In plain English, Neighbor Law explains how to find applicable laws and resolve disputes without going to court, whenever possible. And, if you must go to small claims court, you'll find all the information and stragegies you need.
This edition is completely revised and provides new sample letters for engaging a neighbor over a dispute, and includes expanded information on mediation and dispute resolution. Plus, read new material on how to build community and prevent disputes.
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Neighbors and Legal Questions
Tackling a Neighbor Problem
When a Tree Is Injured or Destroyed
Encroachment Invading Branches and Roots
Unsound Limbs and Trees
Fruit and Nuts Who Owns What?
When Your Neighbor Is a Business
Other Common Neighbor Issues
Small Claims Court
State Statutes on Injury to Trees
State Statutes on Private Nuisance
Obstruction of View
Using Anothers Land Trespass and Easements
Dangers to Children Attractive Nuisances
Rural Neighbors and the Right to Farm
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