Can my neighbor put a sign that says "dog prohibited to poop" if we share the yard in a duplex? 4 Answers as of March 28, 2014

Hi. I'm an owner of a half duplex and I have been having some problems with the other owner. The duplex was built side ways so the yard is on the side of his half, making my part of the yard that was decided all the way down to the side crossing his half duplex and his half yard. The parking lot is to the side of my half duplex. Here is where the most recent problem comes. The parking lot also has a green area. So I have been taking my dog out to pee or poop to that area. Now this neighbor has been putting some "dog prohibited to poop" flag like he was the owner of everything. What can I do? I feel harassed by him because he also told me that he may have to report me. If I stand out of my door, I'm stalking his wife. If I take my dog out, I'm intimidating them. The thing is that he has a dog long before I got mine, and I bought my half before he got his. Please I need help.

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James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
It depends upon the deed and the complex. And how it is owned. You must look close at the documents.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/28/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Ignore it and pick up the poop.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 3/27/2014
Law Office of Richard Winkler | Richard Winkler
You can't prohibit a dog from pooping on your own property any more than you can prevent a person from doing so. The question is what you do with what the dog leaves. You can ignore the sign, but you can't ignore being a good neighbor. First you need to be certain that you have legal rights to the area in question. Assuming you do, you have the same rights that he does. If you clean up after your dog, you can ignore his sign and there is probably nothing he can do about what you do.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 3/27/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
See an attorney with the details, if appears he may not be rational.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/27/2014
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