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1 Wall collapse liability on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:20 pm

ecudcny


Arresto Menor
A portion of our garden wall collapsed because of the recent heavy rains. It was constructed years ago with proper foundation/soil support. However, our neighbor did some work in their garden (after a few months or so) in which they removed a good portion of the soil foundation in their side of the wall, which we think is a major contributor to the collapse.
Can we require them to pay for the repair/reconstruction cost? If yes, how much does each party shoulder for the cost (ie: 50/50, 70/30, ect)? Thank you!

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2 Re: Wall collapse liability on Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:05 am

attyLLL


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try first to talk to them. party walls are better shared 50-50. If you were to try to make it appear it's their fault and they disagree, it would be your burden to prove the allegation


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