How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dimitry Esquire Your Own Question
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire, Attorney
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 41220
Experience:  JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin
18572087
Type Your Real Estate Law Question Here...
Dimitry Esquire is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

We own a store in humeston iowa. it previously had no gutters

Customer Question

we own a store in humeston iowa. it previously had no gutters - we have now added them with a downspout. the shop 2 doors down says it will get water on the back of their property. We can't run the gutter anyplace else. Does she have the right to force us to remove the gutters? we offered to put in a rain catcher but they said that would not suffice.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Dimitry Esquire replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns. The answer here depends on ownership of the property. If you own the store and the lot, then you are free to keep the gutters, but if the other locations are being flooded, it is your legal duty to make repairs as the damage is being caused by your property. If you are leasing then the answer will not be favorable, so I ask that you do not blame the messenger. Since you aren't owners of the property you cannot modify or 'improve' the property without the landlord's permission. In that situation the landlord can demand removal and can fine you if you refuse. Sincerely, ***** *****

Related Real Estate Law Questions