Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise

Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries & Noise

by Cora Jordan, Emily Doskow
     
 

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Learn your rights and responsibilities with this clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes. The popular bestseller covers: 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

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Learn your rights and responsibilities with this clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes. The popular bestseller covers: 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, and explains when the law is on your side and how to deal with your neighbors without creating enemies. And, if you must go to small claims court, you'll find all the facts and stragegies you need.

Editorial Reviews

Orlando Sentinel
"This classic book, which keeps getting better with each new edition, answers virtually all questions regarding fences, trees, boundaries and noise..."
Los Angeles Times
"A Nolo book that gives practical, no-nonsense approaches to handling neighbor disputes."
Arizona Republic
"Jordan peppers the book with real stories of problems neighbors have with each other. The stories are interesting and, in some cases, hilarious."
Robert Bruss
Even if you don’t have a serious neighbor problem yet, this well-written and complete book is a fun and educational read. It is extremely thorough and well-documented. 4 stars: excellent.
Sunset Magazine
So your neighbor’s giant sequoia is blocking your view. Who ya gonna call? The search for a ‘dispute buster’ should end with this helpful new book.
Oakland Tribune
For anyone with a neighbor problem, [Neighbor Law] is a handy book indeed. It walks the reader through written and common law, tells you what your rights are and how to follow through on a complaint all the way to court, if necessary.
Library Journal
Most of us have experienced the problems attorney Jordan discusses in this practical, easy-to-understand legal guide. Such difficulties include noisy neighbors, damaged or destroyed trees, overhanging branches, obstruction of view, boundary lines, trespassing, and fences. She outlines a strategy for dealing with almost any kind of neighbor problem, starting with friendly negotiation and, if truly necessary, going all the way to court. Jordan offers advice on legal research, explaining how to find state and local law and statute citations. Recommended for public libraries.-- Fern Sikkema, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Washington, D.C.
Booknews
Attorney Jordan addresses the problems of noise, the many and various conflicts over trees, boundary lines, trespass and easements, fences, dangers to children, right-to-farm laws, water strife, neighbors running businesses, and solving all these problems through a little law research, contacting the offending neighbor in person or by mail, using a mediator, and going as far as small claims court. Appendices are devoted to state statutes on trees and "private nuisance," and other statutes on boundary fences, "adverse possession," and the right-to-farm. One cameo case involved a California lawyer suing his lawyer/neighbor for two million dollars<-- >the latter disturbed him by repeatedly dribbling a ball in his driveway. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Wall Street Journal
"Nolo's home page is worth bookmarking."
San Francisco Examiner
"The most complete and well-documented book...on the subject."
The Detroit News
"Neighbor Law is an extremely well-reserched, well-written and well-organized book that provides step-by-step strategies for resolving disputes with neighbors without litigation. If court cannot be avoided, however, attorney-author Cora Jordan shows you how to prepare and present a convincing case."
Chicago Tribune
If you have problems with the neighbors, this is your bible.
Hartford Courant
Helps residents research local law and gives advice about how to approach offending neighbors.
Newsday
This book covers every possible problem one could encounter with a neighbor and how it can be resolved reasonably and effectively.
Reuters
Explains how to use mediation services, research local laws, and present a convincing case in small claims court.
Sacramento Bee
Surprisingly, this is a fun read. The author includes interesting sidebars and court decisions to clarify her explanations.
San Francisco Chronicle
If you want to educate yourself about your rights and duties, check out... Neighbor Law.
St. Petersburg Times
An excellent book...
From the Publisher
“A Nolo book that gives practical, no-nonsense approaches to handling neighbor disputes.”  Los Angeles Times

“This classic book, which keeps getting better with each new edition, answers virtually all questions....” Orlando Sentinel

“An extremely well-researched, well-written and well-organized book....” The Detroit News

"Doskow, an attorney-mediator, editor, and author, and Guillen, a civil litigation and family law attorney, editor, and author, offer a guide to neighbor law. They address getting prepared and approaching the neighbor; noise; tree damage and encroachment, unsound limbs and trees, boundary trees, who owns the fruit and nuts, and obstruction of view; boundary lines; trespass and easements; fences; attractive nuisances; rural neighbors and the right to farm; water; home-based businesses; other common neighbor issues like animal problems and secondhand smoke; legal research; and small claims court. This edition has updated laws and information on mediation and going to court, as well as how to handle problems like drug dealing and blighted property." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc. ProtoView

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413313208
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet 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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