Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.
contact Our Firm Today
Toll free – 877-801-4135

Miami – 305-461-9500

Orlando – 407-992-2251

Real estate disputes: Neighbor cut down other neighbor's trees

When Florida residents purchase homes, it is critical that they understand where their property lines are to avoid problems with neighbors. Otherwise, real estate disputes might arise. This is what happened to a couple in another state, who now say they offered to pay for damage they accidentally did to a neighbor's property but are worried she is going to take them to court anyway.

The situation has to do with azalea bushes and a mimosa tree. A woman's mother had left them to her when she passed away. The couple, who live next door to the woman, cut down the plants. The wife said the woman had granted permission to cut down anything except the mimosa tree or plants that flower.

The couple says cutting down the tree and bushes was an accident. A realtor from the area said he sees disputes like this all the time. He said such disagreements are particularly problematic in housing developments. In addition to trees and shrubs, fences are another common item of contention between neighbors.

To avoid real estate disputes that pertain to boundary lines, walls, fences or growing things, a homeowner must be clear about Homeowners' Association rules, boundary lines and other legalities. If a disagreement arises and neighbors are unable to peacefully resolve a particular issue, a Florida real estate law attorney may be able to help. It is also a good idea to hire an attorney if the opposing party in a dispute files a lawsuit, as well, because the attorney can speak and act on the client’s behalf in court, which is a lot less stressful that trying to represent oneself.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
The Florida Bar | 1950 American Bar Association DADE County Bar Association | 1916 Orange County Bar Association Coral Gables Bar Association American Immigration Lawyer Association

Contact Us Today. Call 877-801-4135 or complete this form to schedule a consultation with our legal experts.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Offices Conveniently Located in Miami And Orlando
Facebook

Miami Dadeland Office
7300 North Kendall Drive
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33156

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Midtown Miami Office
3401 North Miami Avenue
Suite 209
Miami, FL 33127

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
801 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 221
Orlando, FL 32803

Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Fax: 786-362-7127
Map & Directions

Email This Office