Neighbor Disputes

NEIGHBOR DISPUTES

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Neighbor disputes are often a reality when living in an urban or suburban area. While there are times it can be solved with a simple phone call and a handshake, it’s often not so easy and is necessary to take legal action to avoid loss of important rights.

If you are engaged in a legal dispute with your neighbor, the Law Offices of Galante and Bivalacqua can give you the best possible chance at helping you achieve a favorable result.

Having an attorney guide you through these disputes from the beginning until the end will maximize your chances of winning.

We provide people from New Orleans, Louisiana, and throughout the surrounding region with quality legal representation. Contact us today to speak with highly-qualified New Orleans, Louisiana real estate attorneys.

Some of the most common disputes involve:

  • Nuisance: A nuisance is an interference with a person’s enjoyment and use of their land.  Your neighbor may interfere with your use and enjoyment of your property by causing smells, sounds, light or pollution by his or her property which crosses onto your property.  This can be stopped through a court order requiring the offending party to stop doing something or damages in certain cases.
  • Easements and Servitudes:  An easement is a right to use another person’s land for a specific purpose. An equitable servitude is an agreement or contract between two or more parties that limits their use of property. An equitable servitude benefits and burdens the original parties to the agreement as well as their predecessors.
  • Boundary Disputes:  Land disputes often involve arguments over boundaries; specifically, where one owner’s property ends and another’s begins.  Sometimes mistakes regarding these boundaries results in one party using and sometimes building on land that they believe belongs to them.

Neighbor disputes, though seemingly straightforward, often trigger land right issues established by common law over the past several hundred years.  This common law is frequently confusing, contradictory, and counter-intuitive, because much of it has developed when people did not live so close together and did not put land to such varied and ever changing uses.