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    Is there a code somewhere that addresses rain water runoff? I have a building that is shedding its rain water through a gutter system to the roof of the connected building and causing leaks. the owner of building "A" is saying its not his responsibilty to divert his gutters. These are buildings that was built in the 30's. Does anything address this?

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    Is there a code somewhere that addresses rain water runoff? I have a building that is shedding its rain water through a gutter system to the roof of the connected building and causing leaks. the owner of building "A" is saying its not his responsibilty to divert his gutters. These are buildings that was built in the 30's. Does anything address this?
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    So Your Building is Draining onto his building and you think the runoff is backing up and leaking into your building?
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    So Your Building is Draining onto his building and you think the runoff is backing up and leaking into your building?
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    No, he's an inspector of one of the buildings. Building A is dumping on building B.
    Seems cut and dry to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Norman View Post
    Is there a code somewhere that addresses rain water runoff? I have a building that is shedding its rain water through a gutter system to the roof of the connected building and causing leaks. the owner of building "A" is saying its not his responsibilty to divert his gutters. These are buildings that was built in the 30's. Does anything address this?
    "Does anything address this?"

    Yeppers.

    It's called: Small Claims Court.

    Owner of Building B to Owner of Building A: Your roof runoff is causing a leak into my house, you need to correct your roof runoff system.


    Owner of Building A to Owner of Building B: Ain't gonna do it.

    (One Week Later)
    Owner of Building B to Owner of Building A: That big fat envelope you received in the mail today - from my attorney, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    No, he's an inspector of one of the buildings. Building A is dumping on building B.
    Seems cut and dry to me.
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    Ya Think ?
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    I agree with Jerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Norman View Post
    Is there a code somewhere that addresses rain water runoff? I have a building that is shedding its rain water through a gutter system to the roof of the connected building and causing leaks. the owner of building "A" is saying its not his responsibilty to divert his gutters. These are buildings that was built in the 30's. Does anything address this?
    Chapter 11 of the IPC (2006 or 2009). (if IRC for example Ch. 33 of the 09), IPM, zoning codes, nuisance and tresspass ordinances.

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