Youngstown, OH asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Will a cease and desist order help me stop being harassed by jealous, spiteful neighbors?

I purchased a fixer upper home 04/19/2019 & despite covid I have made & continuing to make major repairs, but my neighbors who aren't happy that I purchased the property & they didn't, have been making constant unwarranted complaints to the city & mayors office that keeps resulting in letters & threats of fines & flat out lies. I feel like I'm being harassed and I need this to stop. The city will not return my calls & I can't be heard to point out the discrepancies to these complaints. Will a cease & desist help me with this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Neighbor problems are difficult to resolve and can get worse if legal action is taken against them. They could do a lot of things, and it could be impossible to prove that they violated a court order. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to advise you.

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