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If my neighbor fixed a fence on his side without telling us

if my neighbor fixed a fence on his side without telling us until the morning of and only because we were home did we find out - are we responsible for half the cost? and what if the person who fixed the fence charged him less that what we were billed for and we believe its was his son in law or family member?

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I requested a copy of the letter from hoa management to the

I requested a copy of the letter from hoa management to the condo above me as they had damaged the awning; and this owner came after me. Do I have the rite to see this letter they sent?

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My neighbor is growing his hedge about 20 feet tall

My neighbor is growing his hedge about 20 feet tall for the stated purpose of blocking my view of Puget Sound. I purchased my home with the understanding that it had a view of the sound. The neighbor is pursuing this course of action because of a feud that he had with the previous owner.I have contacted the City of Edmonds office is charge of such things and they told me that it was their policy not to become involved in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes of this type.I contacted a local attorney who told me to use my negotiation skills and charm to change the neighbor's position -- the battle was not worth what it would cost me to pursue it.Nearly everyone suggests I gentle trim the hedges myself and see what happens.One has told me that there was a similar case in Washington State where the hedge-trimmer won.The neighbor by the way has told me that I have no legal right to a view and he has a right to grow bushes.Should you help me find the case which might override my neighbor's opinion?

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I need a letter written to family members about trimming trees

I need a letter written to family members about trimming trees off heir property. There is no executor now but the trees are dying and need trimming. The family is not large but I want the letter addressed from an attorney to accompany the contract by the logger.

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My neighbor planted a willow tree 6 inches away from my fence

My neighbor planted a willow tree 6 inches away from my fence ,It is now growing and will destroy my fence in the next year as well as interfere with my cable and phone service. Power checked and stated since power 32 inches below will be ok, I spoke to the HOA and they told me nothing can be done .Please advise.

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A Florida Condo owner in a non smoke free building complains

A Florida Condo owner in a non smoke free building complains to the Board that a neighbor's smoking in the neighbor's own apartment is somehow seeping into his unit and wants it stopped.The Board has 2 contradictory views.I favor the view that says that in order to protect the Ass'n from lawsuits the Board, (even if smoking is allowed in units) must act to the extent to that it can. For example it should write the potential sources of the second hand smoke politely and bring the issue to their attention. Explaining that while smoking is permitted in the units, any seeping of smoke that disturbs or is claimed to be a health hazard to others, should be addressed as reasonably as possible lest a lawsuit follow that could be deemed to have merit. Then if the Ass'n is sued it can defend by arguing that it had done all that it legally could.A second view is to do as little as possible and not to write anyone or do anything.How say you?

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A very large limb from an obviously dead tree fell into my

A very large limb from an obviously dead tree fell into my yard and crushed my shed and damaged my garden. The tree trunk is on the township right of way. The remainder of the tree is still standing precariously. Who is responsible for cutting down that dead tree?

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Our neighbor made a ditch on our land to drain his water from

Our neighbor made a ditch on our land to drain his water from his driveway prior to us purchasing our land. In the past month, I hired a blacktop company to blacktop the land between my driveway and the neighbor's driveway. The blacktop company matched our driveways and now we have a "pond" when it rains (hard) on the neighbor's driveway and a little on our new blacktop. The neighbor contacted the blacktop company to see "what they were going to do about it" and never contacted me. The water doesn't reach their garage or house, the neighbor was out taking pictures today of the "pond"...my question is, am I in the wrong? Their water has been running on us for years, I needed an area for my son to park his truck off the street. The neighbor is out taking pictures, it is just annoying, not sure what is coming next?Read more: http://ask-a-lawyer.freeadvice.com/law-questions/ask/#ixzz3fRD7v6R1Under Creative Commons License: AttributionFollow us: @FreeAdviceNews on Twitter | freeadvice on Facebook

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I am renting an apartment in Austin, TX and was recently involved

I am renting an apartment in Austin, TX and was recently involved in a noisy neighbor dispute. I initiated the complaint and the person retaliated and falsely told my landlords that I was coming outside and staring at him and his guests as they came and went from his apartment, which I was most definitely not. My landlord issued a Lease Violation to me with no real reason or details, and upon my pressing for details on the alleged behavior that "needed to be corrected immediately or further action will be taken", I was given these 3 reasons for the Lease Violation:1. That said noisy neighbor overheard a loud phone conversation I was having through the wall2. That said noisy neighbor and I had a verbal confrontation with each other in the parking lot3. That I was banging on the wall while said noisy neighbor was on the phoneMy landlord went further to address the alleged "staring at my neighbor" and issued the following statement to me in writing:"Unless you get a knock on your door, there is no reason for you to exit your home to inspect normal sounds coming from any other apartment."I am absolutely shocked at this statement and feel that it has profoundly violated my Tenant Rights.Any help or views would be greatly appreciated.

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