My question involves real estate located in the State of: Georgia.
My home is on the market for $237K. I have a retaining wall between my house & next door neighbor, constructed by the previous owner of my house approximately 14 years ago (it is on my property). The wall is constructed with railroad ties. We had the wall evaluated by a contractor prior to listing the house, because there are some areas of deterioration. The contractor indicated that while it may not be the prettiest wall in the world, it is still structurally sound. He also indicated that because of the railroad ties, the areas of deterioration cannot be repaired, that the whole wall would need to be replaced, at a cost of $6000, which I do not intend to spend on a retaining wall that is still intact.
Our next door neighbor neighbor mentioned the condition of the wall to my husband fall of last year. It has not even been on our radar as an issue since we never see it.
My agent informed me today that our next door neighbor called her and asked if the retaining wall was going to be replaced as part of the sale of the house. The wall faces his property, and he sees it every time he backs out of his driveway. She explained that it would not be. Our neighbor told her that he would be coming over the moment someone moved in telling them to fix that wall. He told her "you've been warned".
I know this is not necessarily a legal question, but I am wondering if anyone out there has been in a similar situation? I am worried that said neighbor is going to speak to people he sees viewing the house and chase them off. He can't make us repair the wall, but he can certainly make it difficult to sell. Any advice?