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What can you do if a neighbor's landscaping ruins your home?

You weren't worried about your neighbor's landscaping, but then you noticed that they were making their land higher than yours. There used to be a dipped area between your properties that collected water, but now, there is a hill that glides down onto yours. If your home suffers water damage as a result of this change, do you have any right to complain?

Arbitration and mediation can help you resolve disputes

If you have a dispute with a neighbor, a home's seller or another party, it's important that you take steps to move on from that dispute and come to an amicable solution. While going to court is one option, there is also the possibility of involving both parties in mediation or arbitration.

You can stop nuisances from affecting your property

No one likes to live next to a neighbor who is bothersome or who causes trouble for them. Maybe the neighbor is too loud, or perhaps he has started to infringe on your property boundaries. Whatever is happening, if you have a neighbor who you have a dispute with, you can take legal action to help stop it early.

Mediation and arbitration help you resolve real estate disputes

You want to be a good neighbor. You live in a populated area, and you paid a good amount of money for your home. Your neighbor is bothering you, though. He has started to encroach on your yard with his trees and shrubs, and he's playing music so loud you can't concentrate.

What are your options when a neighbor cuts or kills your tree?

In a perfect world, neighbors would always peacefully resolve their disputes. In the real world, however, things between neighbors can take a nasty turn with little provocation. Previously genial neighbors can become cold and passive-aggressive over minor things like the placement of a garbage bin or someone forgetting to mow their grass. Many times, the dispute that causes a neighborly rift may be over a tree.

How to handle illegal subletting

In the age of online rentals, you may have a tenant that is tempted to sublet your rental property while he or she goes on an extended vacation. Or, perhaps your tenant has moved to a less expensive unit and is now using your property as a source of income.

Controversy over New York City Airbnb rentals heats up

By staying in an Airbnb host's home, travelers can get a feel for iconic neighborhoods throughout the world, often for far less than the price of a hotel room. The home sharing company, however, has had to negotiate with state and local lawmakers where regulations for this new business model are still being crafted and debated.

Who is responsible when a large branch falls?

When a large branch falls onto one person's property from a tree on another person's property, who is responsible for hauling it away? Is it the owner of the house where the tree is growing, or is it the owner of the property where it landed?

What are the options for resolving real estate disputes?

When real estate deals go awry, there are several options for resolving disputes. Dispute Resolution Systems is used to settle disputes without going to court. It is often a cost-effective and faster resolution than going to court.

Breach of contract: What if a home buyer fails to get a loan?

Contracts are powerful legal documents. Within these papers are clauses, provisions and legalese that can be extremely important if issues arise during a transaction. One example involves the sale of property.

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