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Can you solve neighbor disputes before they worsen?

| Mar 20, 2019 | Civil Litigation |

When people of different backgrounds move in next door to each other and have varying ways of doing things, different beliefs and strong opinions, a bit of disagreement are inevitable. However, when left unaddressed, neighbors in Florida may find that getting along civilly is no longer and they are now facing a civil lawsuit in the eye. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to prevent that kind of disagreement from happening to you. 

When you are confronted with an issue between yourself and a neighbor and are frustrated about the way the issue is being handled, the best thing you can do is to address it immediately with your neighbor. When approaching the topic, be friendly and understanding. Do your best to approach the discussion with a willingness to converse rather than lay down a lengthy list of what they have done to bother you. 

According to Zillow, Inc., property disputes are one of the most common reasons that neighbors quarrel with each other. If property lines are in question, consider hiring a surveyor to come to look at the property lines and make clear designations on where each plot ends. You can share your results with your neighbor and try to work cordially to reach a solution on maintaining the boundaries that are legally designated. 

Being prompt, kind and honest about your concerns and avoiding vengeful or irrational actions to something you are unhappy about can help you to prevent neighbor disputes before they intensify and create unnecessary stress and drama. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.