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Objection against a neighbor's construction project

Your neighbor's construction project will block your view? Our sample letter will help you raise an objection.

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How to object to your neighbor’s construction project

If you want to defend yourself against a construction project, remember: the sooner the better. In many cases, you won’t be able fight back at a later time if you don’t already raise objection at the beginning of the process.

The so-called legal remedy with which you can defend yourself differs depending on the process. But no matter whether its an appeal, complaint, or objection – you must submit the letter as registered mail within a certain timeframe. Warning: This period is often only a few weeks’ time (e.g. 20 or 30 days).

How do you find out about a construction project? The process varies depending on the municipality and canton. Construction projects are usually announced: For example, in the official gazette, with the building authorities, or in a letter to the neighbors.

We recommend using our template and obtaining information from the responsible municipality.