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The “Ugly” Property Next Door is Ruining My Property Value

September 14, 2017
Kevin J. Parker - Snell & Wilmer Real Estate Litigation Blog

Traditional bases for private nuisance claims include circumstances where noise, light, vibration, or odor emanating from a neighboring property harm the value of your property. Such bases can be objectively verified and quantified. Courts in various states depart, however, on the issue of whether pure unsightliness of a neighboring property, which diminishes the value of your property, supports a cognizable damages claim against the neighboring property owner under the law of nuisance.

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