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We recently purchased undeveloped residential property and

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We recently purchased undeveloped residential property and have discovered that one of the neighbors had installed a "French drain" that would empty on to the property. We discovered it when mowed the property and found a 5 inch PVC pipe running from their property approximately 3 feet onto our property. May we ask them to remove it?
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Not only can you ask them to remove any unauthorized encroachment by their drainage pipe onto your property, you can demand they remove it. If they refuse you can remove it yourself to the property line.

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Additionally, in altering the natural flow of water from their property to yours they are liable for any damage caused by the new course the water will take on your property.

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