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Neighbor complaint against building permit

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Public building law also includes the legal protection of a neighbor against a building project on a neighboring property. We will be happy to support you in this.

When can I take action against the neighbor's building permit?

As a neighbor, you can always successfully take legal action against the neighbor's building permit if the building permit violates regulations of public building planning or building regulation law that protect neighbors or should not have been granted taking neighborly concerns into account. Thus, a protective norm (norm protecting third parties) must be violated, which exists precisely for your protection.

Therefore, before filing an action before the administrative court, it is ideally advisable to conduct a preliminary examination of the prospects of success of an action, in which we examine all possible violations of standards protecting third parties.

How can I take action against the neighbor's building permit?

You can protect your rights by filing a lawsuit together with us in due time before the competent administrative court. However, you should bear in mind that such an action does not have any suspensive effect (Section 212a of the German Building Code (BauGB)); your neighbor would therefore continue to be in possession of a valid building permit for the time being, despite the action, and the building project would not be "stopped". If you would also like to temporarily prevent the realization of the building project, we would also have to file an application for suspension of the execution of the building permit by way of urgent legal protection.

Which parties are involved?

This is a triangular relationship consisting of the building owner, the neighbors and the building authority. We provide legal support to one or more complaining neighbors, the building owner as a party to the proceedings, or the authorities.

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