This is in NYC, not the burbs or countryside, and in an area zoned for full-block housing. And the City desperately needs more housing. If their own house wasn’t so close to the property line, this wouldn’t be an issue anyway.
Sounds like they didn’t research their purchase adequately, but that’s not the fault of their neighbors.
Exactly. Buyer Beware. There is a reason why there is a due diligence clause in most real estate contracts. And like I always tell a client when they see vacant land near a property they want to buy...”it’s entirely possible and likely that land will be developed at some point in time. “