My question involves real estate located in the State of: New York
Hey all - last year I re-did my driveway (expanded it). Looks great - however, my neighbor didn't like that it comes closer to his property (it is NOT on his property - just closer to it) - and hasn't spoken to me since - even though I have genuinely tried to see what the issue was (in a polite and nice way).
He called the city on me for the driveway (which got him nowhere since I ended up getting the appropriate permit). Then he called about my pool closing (saying water got on his lawn) - again got nowhere since I had a company do the closing. Then he called for some metal that I stored next to my garage - again nowhere since metal alone is not an environmental hazard.
He then installed CAMERAS on the side of his house which point at my driveway (where I walk with my kids and put them in and out of my car) and my backyard.
This guy's bedroom window faces my backyard - and the other day he stood in his window and stared at my wife and kids while they were in the backyard playing for over 30 MINUTES. Just standing there. My wife got me, and I took a picture.
This guy is a nutcase. A crabby old man - who is obviously furious that he didn't get his way with the driveway - and now is on a mission to find something to complain about.
The harassment and abuse of the town's code officer with all of his calling is one thing, but filming my family and children is OUTRAGEOUS - and I am tired of this!
I got nowhere with the code guys in Clay, NY (Onondaga County) since they say they have no code for outdoor filming.
So now I feel helpless, and I hope that someone here can give me some advice!
If anyone knows of ANY law he may be violating - I would love to know.
I know there is always civil court - where I can sue him for harassment, but I would almost certainly lose that since the old man can simply say he had 'legitimate concerns' - unless the cameras give me an angle that I can't see?