“Burned Down Eyesore” in Neighborhood

Question: We live in a nice Gilbert neighborhood. Last year the home next to us burned down. The California owner of the home emailed us that he has no immediate plans to either build a new home, or sell to a buyer who will build a new home. The Town of Gilbert says that, unless…

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Homeowner Must Prevent Tree Damage to Neighbor’s Home

Question: Our Chandler neighbor has two large eucalyptus trees in his back yard. Especially in the monsoon season, these trees shed a large number of seeds and leaves, and occasionally a branch, into our swimming pool and back yard. The owner of this Chandler home lives in Chicago and does short-term rentals of the home.…

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Neighborhood Nuisance Disclosure

Neighborhood Nuisance Disclosure   Question: In a recent column you said that a seller of a home had to disclose a “nasty neighbor” next door. Why? Some neighbors are nice, and some are not; and some neighbors are nice now and nasty later, and vice versa.   Answer: You minimize the importance of neighbors. There was…

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