Saratoga, CA asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for California

Q: Hi We live in Saratoga, CA and are having problems with our neighbors across the street.

The neighbors put up bright lights on the front door, gates etc and the glare is coming into our kitchen and front bedrooms. We tried to talk to them and requested to use softer lights or direct back toward their house but they refused to talk. We went to the city, but the code does not have any light-trespassing/pollution laws and suggested a mediator. We reached out Santa Clara county mediator but the neighbor refused to talk to the mediator. Some suggestions we have received include sending demand letters via an attorney or pursue legal action under California neigbhor nuisance law. Can you please help guide us on what options we can pursue to resolve this?


1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: IF THIS: "We went to the city, but the code does not have any light-trespassing/pollution laws"

is true, it may be tough to sue them? Perhaps you can find a way to limit that intrusion?

Higher hedges? Some shades?

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