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My relationship w/my neighbor has been decent 3 years I've
My relationship w/my neighbor has been decent for the 3 years I've lived next door. Earlier this year I proposed and then paid for half of the cost of removing 2 of his trees that he didn't like located near what he has ALWAYS maintained is the property line. This line consists of small shrubs (about 5' high) planted in a row between our lawns. I didn't like the 2 trees either, especially after one of them caused over $1,000 in damage to my backyard following a windstorm and was essentially dead-standing (after much debate, I finally got him to agree to pay for half of the damage. He maintained that while he was sorry it happened, he didn't feel he should have to pay anything). It was agreed upon that removal of the trees would be of mutual benefit. I told him that once the trees were down I intended to remove the shrubs (which he said he didn't care for anyway) and then put a fence up on what he asserted was property line, and he frequently proclaimed that he was "excited" for the privacy. The fence is now up (about 1 month). I also paid to have another one of his trees downed that was near the front yard property line because I am putting tall privacy shrubs from the end of the fence to the end of our lawns. He also proclaimed that he was "excited" for this privacy too, which would be of mutual benefit. I have not yet put the shrubs in but intended to do so next month. I would like to note that I make all the offers and I pay for everything - fence, shrubs, all at my cost with agreed upon mutual privacy. The reason I offered to pay for half of the 2 trees that were downed was because he is very cheap.Now, after a weekend BBQ with his father in law, a contractor, he is now complaining and threatening to sue because he claims my fence is a few inches over what he asserts to be the property line. He is planning to put an addition on his home and he is concerned about "needing every inch" (our homes are over 200 feet apart). The cost of the fence was $8,000 and the planned shrubs, which I am not doing as I am now expecting a letter in the mail, will cost over $4,000. I am making a sizable investment in privacy that was agreed to be of mutual benefit. What do I do?This seems very, very unfair to me. I have always been nice to him, and offered to pay for things and now he is being a snake. I am, however, fearful that I will be screwed if the line is over further than we thought. I do not want to lose my financial investment (I can't afford it). Thank you so very much for your time.
Hawaii Real Estate: Seller contracts surveyor to confirm
Hawaii Real Estate:Seller contracts surveyor to confirm unimproved property boundaries prior to sale. Surveyor reports indicate current neighbor has placed hog fencing and a small corner of an art studio structure on seller's property. Buyer is informed and knowing that litigation to correct encroachments would cost him about $10,000, he counter offers a reduction of $10,000 (to cover the litigation) to the sales price and an extension of 1 year to the 1 year interest only purchase contract. Seller counters with an "as is" sale, that is, no reduction in price and no extension.Question: In Hawaii, could this sale be legally completed "as is" or does the seller have to resolve the encroachments before the sale can proceed.
We built 2 days ago out of our kitchen (location brooklyn) a
Hello,We built 2 days ago out of our kitchen (location brooklyn) a deck. The deck is on the same height more or less. We were enjoying the view on the deck yesterday and probably he heard us and built these 7 feet fences early in the morning on both sides of it blocking our view. Do we have a legal case in NY to sue him?Thank you!
Several months ago I contacted hydro one regarding poles on
Good day several months ago I contacted hydro one regarding poles on my rural property that infringe on property. I set a rate and asked that they look into the matter and that I would commence charges of 1000 per month plus interest on occurring accounts. They sent someone in Feb to check the poles and lines out. Since that date I continue to send letters and bills they are now up to 7000. and have failed to answer. I now would like to send them another letter stating that I am going to increase the amount since I had plans on constructing and their failure to answer me has hurt me further. What is the legal term for this is it failure to allow me Quiet enjoyment of my property. I intend to issue tidy sum to gather their intention to this. As well I will be sending a copy to my MPP . Also do you have and further suggestion on how I am handling this. Thankyou
I need to know if you can put a shipping container in your
I need to know if you can put a shipping container in your backyard in Detroit Boston-Edison, Atkinson area. If you must get a permit and what regulations you must follow.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Detroit, MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not, i think my neighbour is in violation of this area's code on thisJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: It is sitting on four tree stumps and it is only one foot from the property line and maybe five feet from his house.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Ok and how do I go about that.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
We are looking to purchase my daughter's house from her. My
Hello...we are looking to purchase my daughter's house from her. My husband and I are also on as cosigners and there is no mortgage on the house. The Quitclaim deed would work; however, it states no monies can change hands and we are paying my daughter $180K for the house. Do you recommend a Warranty Deed in this case?
Condo association has no by laws against . neighbor has madeView more real estate law questions
condo association has no by laws against . neighbor has made a 4"t barrier with dirt against my garage dwelling , aka condo. It is 7ft long filled to top with dirt. My electric is on the same wall as his dirt construction, which is not cemented. I live in Old Bridge , NJ. What are my options. He has not gone for a permit since the structure is not permanent. He is also selling said home