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Question: My neighbor is building a porch onto his house, of which his house is already close to the property line, and having the additional balcony he will be close to the fence. He said he'll have someone to come look at it so it is 'up to code' (he is aware it has to be so far away from the property line/fence). Is there any way we can get ahold of the inspection results? Or can we petition to have him stop building the porch? He will be so close to (and a good amount above) the fence, that they will see more of our yard than his own.

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First and foremost, when it comes to land disputes, one must make sure of where their land ends and their neighbor's land begins. Once this is settled, it is generally considered polite to go over to the neighbor's house and engage in an amicable conversation about the issue. If this does not work, it may be necessary to contact an attorney or register the complaint with the county clerk or land records office. Or, one could file a suit. For more information, please contact an attorney. (no gov website) http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/home-thoughts/peaceful-property-disputes/#.

 

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  • My neighbor is building a porch onto his house, of which his house is already close to the property line, and having the additional balcony he will be close to the fence. He said he'll have someone to come look at it so it is 'up to code' (he is aware it has to be so far away from the property line/fence). Is there any way we can get ahold of the inspection results? Or can we petition to have him stop building the porch? He will be so close to (and a good amount above) the fence, that they will see more of our yard than his own.

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