Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise

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9781413319651: Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise

An easy-to-read guide on laws concerning common neighbor disputes

Is the noise from next door keeping you up at night? Is the view from your backyard being obstructed? Is a neighboring business driving you crazy? Your home is important to you and your neighbors aren’t going anywhere -- Neighbor Law can help you deal with difficult situations and keep your home life peaceful.

Learn your rights and responsibilities with this  clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes. Learn your state's rules on:

- fences
- trees and other greenery that crosses the property line
- boundaries
- blocked views
- noise
- water runoff and flooding
- interference from nearby businesses
- dangers to children (""attractive nuisances"")
- ...and more!

In plain English, Neighbor Law explains how to find applicable laws and resolve disputes without going to court, whenever possible. And, if you must go to small claims court, you'll find all the information and stragegies you need.

This edition is completely revised and provides new sample letters for engaging a neighbor over a dispute, and includes expanded information on mediation and dispute resolution. Plus, read new material on how to build community and prevent disputes.

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Resolve neighbor conflicts and get peace of mind

Don’t let a neighborly nuisance turn into a nasty lawsuit. Learn your rights and responsibilities with Neighbor Law, the plain-English guide to the laws behind common neighbor disputes.

Neighbor Law is more than a legal guide―it’s a practical book filled with tips on how to solve problems and restore good neighbor relations. Find out how to handle:

· runoff and flooding
· trees that hang over a property line
· problems with neighboring businesses
· noisy neighbors
· unclear boundary lines
· blocked views
· high, unsightly or deteriorating fences
· secondhand smoke
· dangers to children (“attractive nuisances”)
· animal issues
· and more

The 8th edition includes updated laws and information on mediation and going to court, as well as guidance on how to handle problems such as drug dealing and blighted property.

About the Author:

Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Lina Guillen earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is an experienced trial attorney, with over 12 years of practice in a wide range of legal matters, including civil litigation and family law. As a Nolo editor, Lina has edited a variety of Nolo books, written numerous legal articles and is the author of Nolo’s Divorce, Custody & Family Law blog. 

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