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Two years ago purchased house on a golf course . My house has been hit with golf balls damage $2,000. Last year. This year house has been hit 9 times on the roof damage $500.00. Golf course does take responsibility. They gofers are liable. They give me fake phone numbers and will not pay. What can I do to stop this.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

Have only talked to golf course president & manager was told not there responsibility.

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the house located?

On kitsap golf course

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I want to know my rights

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney Wendy, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney Wendy, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

This issue is a sticky one as there are two conflicting principles of liability at work. First, golfers are generally deemed liable for damage caused by their play of the sport. Second, homeowner who purchase homes on golf courses are deemed to have "assumed" the risk of their homes, them, visitors, other property being hit by golf balls coming off the course. For that reason, upon being informed of your home's location, your homeowners' insurance policy likely covers these damages, though you may often end up paying until you meet your deductible.

Since there are two possible legally responsible parties - the golfer and the homeowner - you have done what you should be doing in terms of attempting to get the information of the responsible golfer. It may be that when you do speak to a golfer who has hit your home/property you should confirm the number by dialing it immediately upon being provided with it to ensure it rings to the golfer's phone. If there are signs on the golf course property stating that golfer's are responsible for any damages they cause, you may want to take photos of those signs (they are often found on courses) and use the to negotiate for better help from the golf club, as the fact that they posted those signs could be deemed an admission of liability on the part of them and their golfers.

Unfortunately, a review of some cases on this issue has shown that many times when legal claims are filed, a judge or jury sides with the golfer and relies on the fact that a homeowner who purchases a home along a golf course knew and assumed the risk of this type of damage. But that does not preclude your making attempts to get some support from the golf club and, ultimately, the responsible golfers.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Since my home is the only house being hit by gol balls. Most of the time I am not home. Also since I have a VV loan. This should be considered government property.
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney Wendy, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

That must be incredibly frustrating that your home seems to get all of golf ball damage; I wonder if there is any landscaping or other work that could be requested of the golf club to make your home less vulnerable.

And, unfortunately, property purchased with VA loans are not actually considered government property since the loan is guaranteed by the VA but the funds actually come from private lenders.

I wish I had better news for you; the law is just not that helpful in this situation.

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