trees and property lines..also flood lights
Here's my situation.
Our next door neighbor called me last August and said that some trees in our yard were overhanging her property (and the roof of her house because they built their house about 3 ft from the property line) Any way she said she had one bid of $4500 to cut down 2 trees and we had 24 hours to pay half. I told her that wasn't possible and I would call her back. I found somebody to cut down 4 trees for $2000. She then told me I had to pay half of that or she could "report me to the city" if the trees were to remain. The tree guy told me I had no obligation to pay for anything or to even give permission to have the trees removed.
The trees have since been cut down. I'm not all that happy about it because I now have a much better view of their (to me) hideous modern house and worse yet they have 2 floodlights on the side of their house that shine directly into our master bedroom even with the curtains drawn. Even though I found someone to remove the trees for less than half her original bid she has said she wants to set up "a payment plan" so that we can pay for half the tree removal. I know I'm not obligated to do this but since they are unreasonable people or , as the tree guy I hired called them, "whack jobs" it makes things difficult. I'm wondering if anyone knows about the rules regarding flood lights. I mean I literally can't look towards their house at night because the lights are so bright.
Any thoughts or advice about this? I'm going to ask them if they can limit the time these lights are on or at least get a lower watt bulb or something, I'm not sure.
There's lots more to this including the fact that our fence is falling over because they built their house so close to the property line that the higher ground is erroding because there is no retaining wall where they dug out the foundation.
This is the immediate issue though..