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What happens if a dispute occurs when funds are in escrow?

In the majority of real estate transactions, escrow arrangements are made to guarantee funds to the seller from the buyer upon the completion of the sale. A third party holds onto the funds, so neither of the other parties has access to them until the deal is finalized or cancelled.

Fighting over landscaping: Neighbor disputes

There are plenty of reasons why neighbors have disputes, but one of the most common comes from the proximity of trees to their properties. The issues caused by trees vary from blocking one neighbor's view to putting the other's home at risk.

Can you mediate a problem after buying a home?

You purchased a home, and now you're in shock at what you've found. Even though you had a survey of the land and home, there is mold everywhere in the basement and the foundation has cracked. You think the seller hid some of the concerns, and in the time it took to complete the sale, the house has suffered some major damage.

Here's what you can do if your neighbor trespasses

You love spending time in your yard, but lately you've noticed that your neighbor is putting a lot of his trash on your property. At first, you thought it was just a mistake and that he wasn't aware of the property line, so you talked to him and he said he'd correct the problem.

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.

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