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I have a problem with a neighbor sewer water running on my property and the health department have not done anything about it

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In stringer mm 39481 and I have picture

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The neighbor have already been to court before the healthdepartment was not present at the time the neighbor put the object down it is nnot a proper tank and it isabout 25 or 30 feet from my front door

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

What you describe is a basis for a claim of nuisance. Anything causing a flow of water or anything else from a neighbor's property to yours is a nuisance.

If you make a demand for the neighbor to move the tank and line and they refuse then you will need to sue them for the nuisance. The court can order the removal of the tank, remediation and money damages.

You may want an attorney to write the demand letter and represent you in court, if necessary.

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