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New housing development trashes local property owners

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Texas
:mad: My father bought our land in 1969. We were not annexed by the city until 1972, which means we have Grandfather Rights. A new housing development is going up next door to us and the bulldozing crew bulldozed all the trees, debris, trash, etc. unto our land crushing one storage shed, damaging a car, and moving another storage shed completely off its foundation. Isn't there a Constitutional law that neither party of an adjoining piece of property can disturb the others piece of property? I believe this law has also something to do with the water rights.


Senior Member
Get out there with a camera and take pictures of the damages , If by chance you can get pics of them crossing onto the land and dumping any more debris even better , then contact your city or county to learn what the local illegal dumping laws are and see if you can file a complaint . Then last thing is to contact a local atty and take with you the pics and have the atty assist you with contacting the developer about the damage . you might get lucky and the developer might accept responsibility and remove the debris as well as be willing to repair the sheds . A current survey showing where lot line is may be able to assist the atty in planing exactly how to address your complaint to the developer .

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