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Protecting yourself against unruly neighbors

If you have ever lived next to, across the street or even down the street from neighbors that make you cringe or interfere with your ability to enjoy your home and environment, you are not alone. Many people in Washington State have experienced the same thing. In a way, neighbors are like family members in that you cannot pick them but you are left figuring out how to deal with them.

When enough is enough: neighbors and noise

No matter the location, having a noisy neighbor in the mix is no fun game to play. While a barking dog every now and then can become a small nuisance, incessant noise can start to impact one's overall quality of life. Seattle neighbors dealing with these pesky situations have a number of options to turn to, and although each issue can differ from the next, there are some basic tips to handle a situation that is occurring right outside the front door.

Resolving a neighborhood dispute

Everyone has heard of them, and those who have experienced them would prefer to stay out of the problem for good: neighborhood disputes can quickly get out of hand, but can take months to resolve. Seattle residents stuck in the middle of a neighborhood situation can understand, however, the difficulty of sorting through an issue with someone who may only live a short distance away. 

Trees lead multiple neighbors to court

Throughout the Pacific Northwest, the ability to live among green trees and natural foliage year-round is something sought and appreciated. It is actually also considered one of the benefits of living in an area that gets a relatively high amount of rainfall. However, there may well come a point when people in Washington State might not be so happy to have mature trees near their residences.

When a neighbor's dog becomes a noisy problem

Home sweet home: this is the sentiment of millions of American homeowners, and is one that symbolizes comfort and peace of mind. When this peace of mind is compromised by a neighbor, the situation can become overwhelming. What can Seattle residents do in such unnecessary predicaments? 

Understanding property easements

When you are looking to buy a home in Washington State, it can be very easy to get focused on the particulars of the home that you enjoy and make sure you pay the price that you feel is reasonable and good for you. While these things are important, it is also vital that you carefully review some of the other details that may have implications for the ultimate enjoyment or experience of your new home. The existence of an easement is one of these details.

When a neighbor's unruly pet won't pipe down

Dogs are humans' best friends, but not when an irritated neighbor is involved. Confrontations can be difficult to initiate -- especially when the issue stems from a nearby homeowner -- but nevertheless are the answer for some Seattle residents who simply want peace of mind. Many might assume that most neighbor disputes lead to little change, but some situations reach the point of legal concern.

What falls under the umbrella of property disputes?

In Seattle, as residents like you know, there isn't a whole lot of elbow room. With living quarters packed relatively close together, the possibility of property disputes may rise. Riach Gese Jacobs, PLLC, works to provide people like you with the information you need to know what could be considered a property dispute.

Crossing the line: who wins in a property dispute?

Home is where the peace and quiet is -- that is the motto for most Seattle dwellers, at least. Yet when a neighbor takes on another unruly pet or frequently hosts band practice at midnight, tensions can inevitably run high. When those tensions involve more complex issues, including disputes over property lines, the routes to solutions can appear all the more challenging.

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