Quick Answer: Can I Sue My Neighbor For Devaluing My Property?

Can my neighbor affect my property value?

According to the Appraisal Institute, a bad neighbor could potentially reduce your home’s value up to 10%.

This sort of effect is referred to as external obsolescence; where external factors have an affect on your home’s value, instead of factors on your property that can cause a decrease.

Can you sue a Neighbour for devaluing your property?

Answer. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that you could sue your neighbor after your home is sold to recover the difference between your home’s anticipated and actual value. First of all, it’s not clear that your neighbor has actually violated any legal duties he owes to you.

How do I file a complaint against a neighbor?

Call or visit your local police department to file a complaint against your neighbor if you feel that she has broken a law, such as not adhering to laws on noise levels. Provide information about the incident to the police, going into details to help police officers determine whether they should pursue the issue.

How do you get your neighbor to clean up their yard?

Offer Assistance

  • Hire your lawn care company to pull their weeds or mow their lawn.
  • Offer to babysit their children so they can clean their garage or take care of some of their clutter.
  • Assist them with throwing away some of the junk in their yard.
  • Connect them with a charity that may take some of their old items.