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Nuisance Law Blog Series

Legal Update, Neighbor Issues, and Real Estate Law

It is incredibly important to stay aware of remedies that are available to you in case you are experiencing nuisance from your neighbor. Here you can find a few articles regarding this topic which we hope will find helpful. As always, you have any questions about a potential nuisance claim, or real estate related legal issues in general, please contact the Law Offices of Peter Brewer at (650) 327-2900 or on the web at www.BrewerFirm.com.

 

 

By: Simon Offord, Esq. (Click image for bio)

There Goes the Neighborhood…An Overview of Nuisance Law

What can you do if someone moves in to your Palo Alto neighborhood and suddenly the neighborhood you were used to has completely changed?  In certain instances, the newcomer’s presence may constitute a nuisance, and you may be able to…

 

There Goes the Neighborhood (Part 2)… Damages Available Resulting from Nuisance

In my previous article titled “There Goes the Neighborhood,” I provided an overview of some of the activities that can constitute a nuisance.  In this article, I will discuss the types of remedies that are available if you are able to prove the existence of a nuisance.

The owner of property that is adversely affected by a nuisance has remedies to enjoin its continuance and/or recover damages for past injury.  In order to obtain these remedies, the injured party can either…

 

Do Trees Qualify as a Fence Under the California Spite Fence Statute?

The California Legislature has carved out specific rules to deal with an issue that commonly causes disputes among neighbors: spite fences.   A “spite fence” is the generic term for any structure that harms a homeowner when that harm is the purpose behind …

 

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