The world is full of barking dogs and trespassing trees, spite fences and 2 a.m. rock fests, but your neighbor's lack of consideration needn't be your lifelong headache. The Nolo Press guide to Neighbor Law, eruditely and accessibly written by attorney Cora Jordan, explains all the laws relevant to noise, obstructed views, and invading branches and roots, boundary lines, fences, and attractions that might be dangerous to children (such as an open swimming pool), otherwise known as "attractive nuisances." But it's not enough to merely know the legal facts. Jordan also delves into how to research local laws, how to approach the offending neighbor, and how, if it comes to this, to explore mediation or the final justice of the small-claims court. In today's world, it takes more than a good fence to make a good neighbor; thoughtfulness and tact would be nice, but as they are often in short supply, knowledge of the law is a necessary first step toward solving your neighborly disputes. --Stephanie Gold
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 * 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 4th editon provides a new chapter on neighborhood businesses as well as new Internet resources.
About the Author
Cora Miner Jordan earned her law degree at the University of Mississippi. A trained mediator, she is the author of Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries and Noise and co-author of Plan Your Estate.