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Default Neighbor Draining Roof onto My Property

Perry Aynum wrote:
My next door neighbor has run his black corrugated pipe from his
downspouts down to the back corner of our adjoining lot, right up the
the fence, and it is draining directly onto my property, and
drenching the footings of my shed.

I can't believe this is anything but intentional. In fact, he did it
a few years ago, and even more blatantly, and halfway from front to
back, instead of the back corner.

Do I have a reason to complain to the guy? Am I torqued over nothing?
Someone please talk me out of calling him and "politely" asking him
to move it again.

Or should I go out there at night, and push a long pole through the
fence and push the drain back onto his yard, and see if it magically
reappears again back towards my yard?

You should probably try to either work with your neighbor or suck it up.

The downside of starting a war - either through spiteful actions or by
involving the authorities - is the possible retaliation. Your cats end up
dead. Your garage mysteriously catches fire. Your children get "free"
tattoos. Your outdoor grill generates a fire truck call.

If my neighbor sicced the authorities on me for some piddly drainage issue,
I'd hit the sonofabitch so hard his mother would die.

But that's just me.

And it could be your neighbor.