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We have a water runoof dispute with neighbour, Brookhaven…

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Hi, we have a water runoof dispute with neighbour

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Brookhaven GA

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes

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So short summary is : We demolished an old house and constructed a new house in-place.
Our neighbor is complaining about increased water flow after demolition of old home.
City officials reviewed and approved demolition and construction after completion of each phase.
We were also required to do water quality measures implementation and that was completed according to approved plans. City believes that our construction complies to ordinance.
Our neighbor has retained a legal advisor for this matter.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Is there in fact a water flow issue?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
rainwater flow
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

And this was somehow caused by your property? I am trying to ascertain if the neighbor has a viable complaint

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Not sure about that
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

The way to handle this would be to make an independent inspection by a licensed professional. If you can show that the neighbor's claim has no merit any case the neighbor files would need to be dismissed.

If the neighbor has only threatened to file this is an idle threat until an action is filed. I would like to see his proof.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can you recommend a professional?
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Pursuant to the terms of service of the site I cannot refer a specific inspector. I would check for licensed professionals through the State to make sure they are in good standing.

The ideal situation is a licensed professional with no history of consumer protection issues.

Let me see if I can find a link for the area and they can be checked against with the State.

I can also provide a link for Attorneys in the area that provide FREE consultations is this accelerates in the meantime. One moment please.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Okay
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Just an example of a company that provides these services http://www.keystonepropertyinspections.com/

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

" ...the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. If you have questions about whether a tradesman needs a state license, you may contact the Secretary of State’s office or review their website.

Most contractors are also subject to county or city licensing requirements. You can check with your county or city government to make sure your contractor has the proper licensing or to report someone operating without the required local license." http://consumer.georgia.gov/consumer-topics/building-contractors

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 8 months ago

The fact that the City Officials "believes that our construction complies to ordinance." speaks volumes to me.

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