Property Lines – Question about Windows?

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Consider two neighboring properties, A and B.

A building is erected on property A.

It occupies land right up to the

property line with property B.

Is there any regulation, in any US state,

expressly prohibiting the building from

having windows facing property B?

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7 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Nope. The can have the ENTIRE WALL be of glass on that side of the house.. AND it is also legal for them to have no curtains and walk around naked.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Depends upon what the local zoning, building and fire codes say. For comparison, it may be illegal to build "fireproof warehouses" having windows directly facing each other, after the conflagration in St Johns, NB.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The legality is not with the windows.  It is with where the building was built.  In all likelihood, it was illegally built - too close to the property line. 

  • Hannah
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    There are regulations in just about every jurisdiction that would prevent Bldg A from being built in that proximity to the property line. Almost every jurisdiction has a building code in place for property line setbacks, environmental safety, and fire code between buildings. You should look into that before building.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Contact the local planning department and ask

  • 4 weeks ago

    would be local, but i doubt it

    • SimplytheFACTS
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      commonly, a house can not be build right up to the property line, but if it was built long ago, would be grandfathered in..and laws vary, may be allowed in rare cases on new build

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    In the US there is no universal building code.

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