spite fence


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spite fence

A high fence erected between neighbors, for no other reason than to obstruct one's light,air,and view.The law will sometimes force a party to remove a spite fence,even though property owners normally have no rights to light,views,or air from across an adjoining property.

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The Robinsons allege the fence violates the Massachusetts Spite Fence Law, which makes any fence over 6 feet tall and installed in a malicious manner a nuisance.
(1) Rather than accepting the challenge, Wijas--or perhaps another inhabitant of his home--hurled a brick out the window, hitting Nesczuk, breaking the fence builder's arm, and temporarily halting construction on the "spite fence." (2) Five days later Nesczuk's sons and two friends resumed work on the fence, and the violence flared anew.
This sequel to Spite Fences can stand by itself." Reminiscent of the style of the classic To Kill A Mockingbird, Pert's character narration eases along with a lyrical Southern drawl, yet she portrays energy, determination, and intense caring for her family and neighbors.
In Kinship, 15-year-old Pert lives in the small Georgia town readers visited in Krisher's companion novel Spite fences. Pert is trying to discover what being a family really means.
Next, visit your local municipal offices to check zoning ordinances and building codes, and see if you need a building permit or special dispensation from zoning law--a "variance." State laws prohibit "spite fences" of over 6' in height.