Neighbor's rock wall fell into our yard
A 10' section of our neighbor's 80 year old, 8' tall rock wall fell over into our yard after heavy rain and wind the night before.
The wall was built WITHIN the neighbor's property line. The wall was cracked in several places and has needed repair for years. They had been told by us as well as by various construction workers that the wall was leaning and in danger of falling. They did nothing.
Now that money has to be spent to rebuild the wall, the neighbor has outright asked us if we are going to pay for half of the repairs. We said we were not willing to do that. It is, after all, his property.
Now, he is angry and has hired a worker to fix the damage. We hate the tension, but we feel we are right.
What do you think?