This is a question about building codes and property line setback. I’m in Los Angeles, and I have a hundred year old home, neighboring homes are similar age. My neighbor has an in-law that apartment he rents out in his back yard. It’s been there a long time, but it was built directly on the property line against my back yard, with two windows facing our yard. I know that in LA for our residential zone type, typical setback requirement is 3-4 ft, but I am assuming his building is grandfathered even if not code compliant. I want to utilize that portion of my yard against his building to put a non permanent shed that would likely entirely block the two windows. Wondering if I’m in the clear because it’s my property, or if somehow I have to leave access to the windows. I plan to talk to him about it, and I don’t want to be a jerk but I do want to be informed about my options beforehand. I plan to call the planning / permit office as well. Thanks for any advice.
Edit: Adding photo to illustrate the space in question. You’ll notice that there’s an existing trellace in front of the windows, about 3 ft away. https://imgur.com/a/R0Y9j3Z
I recently bought a house that was vacant for a while and people were using it as parking.
I moved in now it’s clear someone lives there so people stopped parking there.
Sometime last week I had to leave but couldn’t because when I opened my garage door there was a car there blocking it in.
I don’t know who’s car it is and I’m not going to waste my fucking time walking around knocking on doors to figure out who’s it is.
Also you could’ve parked in the grass or off to the side or something I don’t know
Now I found out it’s someone 3 doors down because they knocked on my door demanding I pay them back because I’m the one who called to get it towed.
I told they should’ve had their visitors park at their house and they said “no, because we’ve always parked here”
Okay well not anymore and I’m not paying for your shit.
I kind of feel bad how much they had to pay but I shouldn’t have to take time out of my day to go figure out who’s car it is because they’re being dicks. Also why park in front of the garage??? Literally anywhere else would’ve just been annoying but I could’ve gone on with my day
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