My question involves real estate located in the State of: California
We live in single house, located in Daly City, CA. we have an adjoined side fence and retaining wall (located in backyard) between mine any my neighbor need to be repaired. Who pays for the retaining wall? I've been told you split it 50-50 and my neighbor is being told that we are solely responsible for it because we are on the higher ground.
the wall is to prevent the soil from going to his side. I think this is beneficial on his. of course, it is important for both us. so I told my neighbor to split the cost 50/50. but he refused.
if we look at the line between two house, the wall is built on his house side. but I am not sure it is property line.
I don't think this is worth for hire land surveyor but it costs few thousands to 10 thousands dollar which is same price as replace the whole wall.