Los Angeles, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: Neighbors turning on double flood lights which trespass directly into my second floor apt, all the way to my back wall.

I had a problem ten years ago, and now it is happening again with new tenants in this rental home property across the street. I alerted said neighbors to the issue, they explained homeless are trespassing onto the property. They turned on porch light and shut their gate for a few weeks. Now, the flood lights are on three times as long, for 12 hours per day, and the gate is wide open. The glare is obtrusive and is having an adverse effect on my stress level and enjoyment of my home. I have a complaint in with the City, but due to Covid it is taking longer than usual. Any help or advice is appreciated.

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William Stanger
William Stanger
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  • San Jose, CA
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A: Depending on where you live, it may be a violation of a local law and contacting the City and waiting would be your cheapest option. I would also expect that you have a claim for private nuisance against the neighbor, and you could seek an injunction, but that would be expensive.

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