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Who is responsible for a retaining wall between my property

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Who is responsible for a retaining wall between my property and that of my neighbor. The retaining wall retains HIS soil. I am Pennsylvania
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Attorney & Counselor replied 7 years ago.

I do not know of any law that addresses retaining walls in particular.

The answer would depend on the exact location of the wall. If the wall is on your neighbor's property, and the wall is his property, then your neighbor is responsible.

If it is on your property, and the wall is your property, the reverse if likely true.

The exception would be if there are any deed restrictions, or property owner association rules that would require one particular owner to maintain the wall.

I hope my answer helps with your understanding.

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