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Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries, and Noise
     

Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries, and Noise

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by Cora Jordan
 

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Is a neighboring business driving you crazy? Too much noise from next door? Run-off from up the hill threatening to drown your yard?

Learn your rights and responsibilities with Neighbor Law, Nolo's clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes.

The popular bestseller

Overview

Is a neighboring business driving you crazy? Too much noise from next door? Run-off from up the hill threatening to drown your yard?

Learn your rights and responsibilities with Neighbor Law, Nolo's clear-cut, comprehensive guide to the laws concerning common neighbor disputes.

The popular bestseller covers:
*fences
*trees
*boundaries
*blocked views
*noise
*water issues
*neighborhood businesses
*dangers to children ("attractive nuisances")
*and more

In plain English, Neighbor Law explains how to find the law in each circumstance and resolve disputes outside the court-but if you must go to small claims court, this popular book gives you the information you need.

The 5th edition is completely revised and now provides a new information on disputes about second-hand smoke. It also has a new chapter on researching the law online.

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413300604
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries and Noise Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries and Noise 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains everything you need to know about dealing with those pesky neighbors. It covers all the main fiascos that happen between bickering people. The best advice in the book is to talk to your neighbors about your problems! This can solve the majority of your problems! Be careful what you wish for and look carefully where you step, court may not be the best place for your dispute!