Neighbor's Gutters Draining in My Yard

Old 03-31-10, 01:21 PM
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Neighbor's Gutters Draining in My Yard

My next door neighbor remodeled his house and made all of his gutters lead to 3 downspout pipes a few inches underground in his yard, but lead and drain right into my yard, which is only a few feet from my house. Ever since he did this, I get a few inches of water in my basement. Is this allowed? Is there a law/code for this sort of thing? Please advise. Thank you!
Old 03-31-10, 02:14 PM
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Rules and regulations vary but normally you aren't allowed to change water flow to negatively affect the neighboring properties. A local real estate attorney would know for sure. You can probably find out at your local permit or zoning office.
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probably not allowed. I wanted to add drain lines to run my runoff to the street, and I checked with the town (person that issues permits), the only concern he had was to make sure the change wouldn't negatively impact my neighbors property.

Do you get a long with your neighbor? Perhaps you could talk to him and let him know?

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