My Neighbor has built up his backyard 5 feet to look over my fence. He has backfilled it into my fence which is now falling. I am on 4.5 acres and he is in a subdivision. I have animals that can potentially escape my property if my fence falls. What are my rights to privacy and damages?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Depends upon local code, but generally the person who changes the natural lay of the land will be liable for any damages caused as a result. I believe that would include "backfilling into your fence" and causing it to fall.
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