Q. I need to enter my neighbor's property or house in order to repair my house.


There are no DIY forms for this legal problem. The materials below are staring points for research and are available in all Public Access Law Libraries.

Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law § 881 Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.

Michael J. Antongiovanni, The RPAPL § 881 License: Gaining Access to a Neighbor’s Property, NYLJ Dec 13, 2019. (LexisAdvance, court staff personnel only)

1 NY Jur 2d Adjoining Landowners § 5 Right of Entry to make improvements and repairs. (Westlaw and LexisAdvance)

49 NY Jur 2d Easements § 126 Right of access to make repairs or improvements . (Westlaw and LexisAdvance)

2 NY Jur Landlord & Tenant § 19:20 (5th ed.) Statutory right of entry on adjoining premises to make repairs to leased premises . (Westlaw and LexisAdvance)

7 Warren's Weed New York Real Property § 85.09 (2019) Obtaining License to Enter Adjoining Property to Make Improvements or Repairs (LexisAdvance)

West’s McKinney’s Forms Real Property Forms §§ 12:58 et seq (Westlaw)


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