What Can You Do If Your Neighbor Is Causing Water Damage To Your Property?
Cases involving water damage from a neighbor require individual considerations. If it is from 'natural' causes and not something was done intentionally to damage your yard, it might not be anything you can do in a courtroom. However, in some cases, you might intervene. Three rules of liability govern the debate of what is liable and what isn't. Reasonable Use Rule Simply stated, if a neighbor changes the property, and causes surface water to accumulate on your land; the neighbor will be responsible for the alteration's damages to your property if the change was unreasonable.