Owning a home in Nebraska brings the property rights that merely renting a home does not.  But those property rights in most communities are restricted to a degree by the ordinances of the city or county or the covenants that may have been recorded by a homeowner association.

The news reported on a homeowner in Washington state who has built a tree house for his son.  Who didn’t want a tree house as a kid?  The city wanted it removed because of a potential liability to those below on the sidewalk.  Who doesn’t think the city would be liable if a pedestrian walking on a public sidewalk was injured by falling debris?  Who is right? Who is wrong?

If you have questions about the enforcement of real estate covenants in a Nebraska neighborhood, Thompson Law Office can provide legal advice about your rights and obligations as a homeowner or as a homeowners association.  Consult with a real estate lawyer about property law near west Omaha or Chadron, Nebraska.

Source: Washington homeowner fighting to keep treehouse – Omaha.com.

Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Modern Law Firm
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in Nebraska and Iowa. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

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