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- Understand the nuisance laws in your area in order to settle problems before they happen.
- Know your local ordinances in order to handle water issues, such as flooding and roof run-off, properly.
- Approach your neighbor/renter as a "homeowner" in order to negotiate situations concerning barking dogs and loud music.
- Research city ordinances in order to determine if tree branches are on your property or on property owned by the city.
- Learn the regulations of your homeowner's association in order to determine if constructing a deck for your home is permissible in the bylaws.
- Protect your rights, but remember that you will still have these same neighbors after you have gone to small claims court.
From the Publisher:
Trying to keep things friendly with your neighbors while still enjoying your home?
Know your rights
Becoming a homeowner can be an exhilarating and gratifying experience-however, it includes much responsibility. In clear, understandable language, Homeowner's Rights provides detailed information on a variety of legal situations that can arise between neighbors.
Homeowner's Rights contains informative descriptions of previously decided disputes and their legal outcomes, including:
--One neighbor's daughter practices the piano each afternoon while another needs to sleep during the day.
--A neighbor runs an animal hospital out of his home despite the area being clearly residential only.
--A couple buys a condominium because the view is beautiful, only to have a neighbor build a wall that blocks that view.
Entertaining and informative cases help guide you through the diverse situations that can result from homeowner conflicts. Homeowner's Rights is the resource for determining legal rights and options for every homeowner.
Homeowner's Rights provides valuable information concerning:
--Trespassing and privacy
--Complicated zoning ordinances
--Natural resource and environmental disputes
--Resolving disputes in and out of court