Disputes With Neighbors
There’s an old adage: “Good fences make good neighbors”. Sometimes our neighbors can wind up becoming our closest friends. Unfortunately, though… not always. While living in a home with good neighbors can be a blessing, having neighbors you don’t get along with, or who can’t get along with you, can turn living in one’s own home into a source of conflict and stress.
Sometimes the dispute is over where the boundary line between two properties properly lies. Or maybe you and your neighbor have a conflict over a shared an easement or a common driveway. Perhaps mature trees on one property are overhanging the property next door. Maybe there’s an argument over noise, or parties, or smoking. Sometime dogs run loose, and romp through the neighboring properties – or at night, when you’re trying to sleep, they’re left out in the yard, where they just bark and bark and bark. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where almost everyone, including you, takes good care of their property, but you happen to be unlucky enough to live next door to “that guy” whose yard is filled with trash and junk, and whose lawn hasn’t seen a mower in weeks and has gone to seed. Maybe your neighbor burns leaves and rubbish and is smoking you out of your home.
If you have a property line dispute, or some other unresolved conflict with a neighbor, help is at hand, at the office of your lawyer. First, you need to fully understand your – and your neighbor’s – legal rights and responsibilities, and the legal options available to you to address the problem. Sometimes it’s enough for an attorney to simply give you good legal guidance so that you and your neighbor can resolve the issues and live with each other in peace. Sometimes having an attorney intervene on your behalf with letters and phone calls will resolve the dispute. Other times, when all else fails, maybe you need to get the authorities involved, or perhaps you even need to take it to the next step and file a lawsuit in court.
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The attorneys at Rick Stock law have many years of experience in helping our clients navigate, and resolve, disputes with neighbors. If you find yourself involved in a dispute with a neighbor, don’t get angry – get a lawyer! Give our office a call at 484-272-5133 or send an email inquiry to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys. You’ll be glad you did.