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Wow..I can't believe what i just read....

I found a story on my MSN homepage about a man in Boston that may have to tear down his million dollar home...The neighbors have been fighting with him over his house blocking their view, question is after 10 of fighting over it, why can't the statute of limitations be used here??...OR better yet wouldn't you all be pissed over BS like that...Sorry so long...(and i don't know how to ad the link for it..)

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Asked by JazzyJes at 1:53 PM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Sometimes people just like to have something to fight about. Crazy, isn't it??

    Answer by AAAMama at 1:54 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Because if the dispute has been going on for 10 years, there won't be any 'statute of limitations' possible until the dispute has been OVER for more than 7 or 10 years.

    If they'd made no complaint until 10 years after the home had been built, that would certainly qualify. But the fact that it's taken 10 years to wend its way through the courts means the process is at fault, not either of the parties.

    How did he ever get planning permission to make a house that big in that place? It is, imo, the people who made THAT decision who should be on the hook to compensate whoever is deemed to have lost whatever in the aftermath.

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:56 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Here in So. Cal. you have to put up a wood and string temporary structurethat outlines what you will be building. There are VERY strict building codes when it comes to view corridors.  If every thing he did was properly permitted then he should have no problem.  But if his builder cut corners then he will have to take it down regardless of how much it cost to put up. 

    However, if you are building a million dollar home Im sure your arcitech and/or builder would be fully insured and there would be law suits ALL over to recoup the money the homeowner will be out.


    Answer by sahlady at 1:59 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • I would think he'd have to have permits to build a home like that where it is, so with that in mind, I would think he could go back on the city for approval of his permit requests so he could build the house, thus should take on some of the cost if not all totake it down and rebuild..


    Answer by zbee at 2:02 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • He didn't follow zoning laws. He should be pissed at himself.

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:04 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • oops i put i read it but i saw the video, poor guy offered to trade them houses or tear off some of the back of about mean people..

    Comment by JazzyJes (original poster) at 2:06 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • guess i would have checked EVERYTHING 3 times before i started..

    Comment by JazzyJes (original poster) at 2:07 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • View are very important. Where I live, you have to be careful not to block another person's view, especially important near the water. And you can't block the flow of air. Statute of limitations doesn't apply, it's just been in court for that long. Sounds like they made complaints while it was being built. Just because he has enough money to build a huge house, doesn't mean that people with smaller houses, that were there first, have to put up with it. Sounds like someone in the permitting process made a big mistake, or got paid off.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 2:07 PM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • That sucks.

    Answer by -AJ at 11:10 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

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