Hello from the State of Montana!
I own a house that shares a common sewer line with two other neighbors (who also own their buildings). The sewer line is plugging-up every 6 months (root penetration)and is flooding two of the three houses' basements. The third building is vacant and run-down, and I don't know if it floods when the line plugs up. The owner of the 3rd, run-down building is not a very cooperative person when it comes to being a good neighbor.
I'm not sure where the plug is. None-the-less, am I correct in assuming that since we share a common line to the main line that we all share responsibility.
Putting in a new sewer line will cost big bucks. I don't want to be the only person paying the contractor for the work, if all 3 of us benefit from the repair.
Finally, my question:
If the dead-beat neighbor doesn't cooperate and chip-in a 3rd of the cost of the repair, do we have any legal recourse on our side to force him to pay?