This is a question about...
This is a question about real estate
law. We've been troubled by our condo neighbor
for the past 7 years in many ways. One of his tactics is to try to get our legitimate parking in the garage away from us. We are a 3 unit condo with parking in the garage for 2 cars (us), 2 more cars (the topmost neighbor) and 1 car (this fellow, and it's a small spot - but it's the one he signed on for when he bought the place 7 years ago). He claims that he needs to paint a white line 3 feet from the storage closets on the right side of the garage to allow access to the garden (and he says a fire lane, though the fire inspector says that is not a fire lane). He is rather fat (about 300 lbs), but he can easily get by our cars into the garden, though when he has trays of food it is tricky sometimes.
The problem is that if he paints the line where he says he wants to, our parking would be impossible since there is already a line on the left of us, dividing us from the topmost neighbor. Actually that line was painted in the wrong spot, in the middle of the entire space between the west wall and the storage closets, not in the middle of the space between the west wall and the storage closets minus the 3 feet he wants to shrink the space down to. But the owner of the topmost unit does not want the line repainted, though that obviously would be fair. She has a whole lot of trash junk on the west wall, so she has to park her SUVs over to the east to allow driver and passengers to exit.
Can we stop him from painting the line there? Can we get an injunction? How do we go about getting an injunction?There is another wrinkle to this situation: both my husband and I have permanent handicap placards. He is 81 and I am 79. Lucy Esq, with whom we were dealing before (I guess she's not there any more) sent me once when this flared up into a major issue the text of the Federal Fair Housing
Act (or the California Fair Housing Act) that said he could not threaten or harass us about our parking or face a fine of up to $16,000. When I read that law to him at a meeting, his response was "That's your opinion," dismissing it. We live on Russ***** ***** in San Francisco, where street parking is very very difficult, especially at night. If we cannot park in our garage, it would mean carrying heavy loads of groceries to our place from wherever we could find street parking, sometimes blocks away, or walking a long way after a night out to get home. He doesn't see a problem for us, doesn't care about us at all in fact. Can you find the text of that law? I seem to have misplaced it and cannot find it, and now we are facing his painting the line without our permission, illegally it seems. If you could send me the text, I would greatly appreciate it. And if you would tell me how to actually stop him, I'd love it. Thank you.