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DuPage County Neighbor Dispute Litigation Lawyer

Carol Stream boundary and property dispute attorney

Attorneys for Boundary Disputes and Related Concerns in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn

While you do not have to have a good relationship with other people who live in your neighborhood, you will probably want to at least remain civil. Unfortunately, this can sometimes seem impossible, especially if a neighbor has acted unreasonably in a way that has affected you and your family. Disagreements or arguments between neighbors can create a host of problems, and in some cases, legal action may be necessary to resolve these disputes. An attorney who is experienced in civil litigation involving neighbor disputes can help you determine the best way to proceed with these types of cases.

At NN Legal Group, our lawyers work to help our clients address legal issues related to the property they own and the disagreements they have with others. In addition to providing representation in civil litigation cases, we have a strong knowledge of real estate law and business law, ensuring that we can help homeowners and business owners resolve concerns about their property. With more than 12 years of experience, Attorney Nicolas Nelson can answer your questions, provide you with practical advice, and help you accomplish your goals.

Legal Help Resolving Neighbor Disputes

We can assist homeowners and commercial property owners with a wide variety of concerns related to their neighbors, including:

  • Boundary disputes - Some of the most common disputes between neighbors involve disagreements about where boundaries are drawn or whether one person can claim ownership of someone else's property based on their regular use of the property. These disputes may also involve the types of fences or hedges that can be built between properties and who is responsible for repairing or replacing fences. In these cases, property owners may need to perform a survey to establish the actual, legal boundaries of their property, and a title search may be necessary to determine whether there were any past agreements or easements related to neighbors' use of the property.
  • Damage to property - Items on one person's property may cause damage to their neighbor's property. For example, a tree branch may fall and damage a neighbor's home or vehicle, or a sprinkler or drainage system may cause water damage to a neighbor's yard. A person will typically be required to reimburse their neighbor for the costs of repairs, unless the damage occurred through no fault of their own. If a neighbor refuses to pay for these types of damages, litigation may be necessary to recover the amount owed.
  • Pet issues and nuisances - A person may be unhappy about how their neighbor controls their pets, such as by allowing dogs to defecate in neighbors' yards without cleaning up after them. Neighbors may also act in ways that disturb the peace and affect others' enjoyment of their home, such as by having loud parties or playing music at high volumes, or a person may also be concerned about their neighbor's possible illegal activities, such as growing, manufacturing, or selling drugs. In these cases, neighbors will want to understand whether a person is in violation of zoning laws, local ordinances, or other laws or regulations, and if so, they may take legal action to enforce these laws.

In many cases, neighbors can attempt to resolve their disputes by discussing these issues and making sure that the other party is aware of their concerns. Mediation may be used to reach an agreement on these matters. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, a person may pursue litigation against their neighbor and ask a court to make a decision about how to handle the issue.

Contact Our Villa Park Property Dispute Lawyers

If you have become involved in a dispute with a neighbor, you will want to understand your legal options. Even if you do not choose to pursue litigation, a knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to your situation can help you determine the best approach to take. At NN Legal Group, we will review your case and advise you about the possible solutions, allowing you to make informed decisions about how you can resolve these disputes. If necessary, we will provide you with representation when negotiating an agreement or litigating your case in court, and we will fight to protect your rights and interests. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation by calling 630-474-0925. We assist with neighbor disputes and other forms of civil litigation in Wheaton, Bloomingdale, Lombard, Addison, Glen Ellyn, Villa Park, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, and DuPage County. Hablamos Español.

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