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This article is a New York State directed guide to the problem. The most important question is, exactly what has the neighbor done to cause the flooding. If this flooding is a natural consequence of the land, the neighbor is not liable. If he has altered the land, he may still not be held responsible. New York follows a form of the "common-enemy" rule, which ...


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The answers may differ for each stormwater basin — depending on the covenants and easements that may run with the land. To get precise answers, you would need to obtain these records for each title you are interested in. It would not be totally impossible that some or all of those basins go with use restrictions attached to them. For example, the owner ...


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