Delray Beach, FL asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Florida

Q: While digging, we broke our neighbor's new sprinkler system, which was unknowingly routed onto our land. He wants 2 sue?

There is no easement in place for it on my survey at all since it's brand-new, nor was there one for the previous owner of his home even if it wasn't new. According to our survey, it's 100% no doubt about it on our property. We have been nothing but nice and willing to work with him, but he's nasty and wants to sue us over what looks like a $10 PVC pipe replacement. Are we supposed to fix this? Him? We would if we are supposed to. Also we did tell him several times that we were going to do this fence, and he never told us there was a system there to look out for.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: And you want to know if you are liable? No. But if he does sue, ask your homeowner's insurance company to take care of it. by getting an attorney for you.

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