My question involves real estate located in the State of: Brooklyn, New York
Yeah, ewww. My parents closed on a house about two months ago ( I live with them ). Our neighbors, a nursing home and rehabilitation center, has a HUGE dumpster directly outside the fence from our yard and the stench, on most days, fills up our entire house. This is something we *did not* notice at the viewing of the house 1.) I guess we saw the house at a time when the dumpster was empty(?) and 2.) the house was completely gutted so it smelled new, at the time. Also, my parents put in the paperwork at the first viewing and we didn't get to really see the place again until we moved in.
However, since we moved in, the smell is almost unbearable. Our building had been vacant for several years prior to us moving here and we are pretty much the only direct neighbors being affected by the horrible stench; no one was here to complain about it.
My question is, I know the nursing home probably has a right to have their dumpster there if they're paying for it but don't we ( my parents ) have a right, too, not to have this offensive odor invading our yard and permeating our home, nose and bodies? It's to the point of nausea & headaches. Bleh. Seriously... help.
We just moved here - we don't want to start complaining over something if we can't help the situation.
Thanks! I hope this question is in the right place.