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Disagreements between neighbors

If you are like most homeowners in Washington State, you try to get along with your neighbors. Some people are fortunate to create close and long-lasting friendships with neighbors that continue even after they no longer live near each other. Others have cordial relationships with neighbors that do not extend beyond that, yet they manage to make living near each other pleasant and positive for all. Unfortunately, there are some people who end up having difficulties with neighbors.

As Zillow describes, one source of dispute between neighbors often starts out with the completely innocent act of planting a tree. Regardless of how slow or fast a tree grows, eventually it may get to a size that becomes a nuisance for those nearby. A tree may obstruct someone's view or put undue pressure on a fence, for example. The roots may extend into a neighbor's yard and cause challenges by impeding gardening or other activities. Some trees are simply very messy and a person who does not have the tree on their property may not appreciate having to clean up after it.

Talking to a neighbor may be the desired course of action when something is unacceptable. When a conversation fails to lead to a solution, however, some people may need to contact an attorney for further advice. 

If you would like to learn more about the types of issues that may end up being the source of disagreements between neighbors and the best ways to handle them, please feel free to visit the neighbor disagreement page of our Washington State real estate website.

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