If my neighbor has a garage and one wall is on the property line and faces my yard and looks as tho it might collapse, who is responsible for repairs?

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If my neighbor has a garage and one wall is on the property line and faces my yard and looks as tho it might collapse, who is responsible for repairs?

At one point (long before I bought the house) there was a garage on my side that shared that same wall with my neighbors garage, now just the foundation remains. He has not maintained the roof or the wall and admits that even before we bought the house he knew it needed repair.

Asked on August 3, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the wall of the garage that is in poor shape is on the property line and the wall supporting the garage is not a fence per se, it is the person on whose land the garage is on to repair his or her structure and no one else's.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the wall of the garage that is in poor shape is on the property line and the wall supporting the garage is not a fence per se, it is the person on whose land the garage is on to repair his or her structure and no one else's.


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