How easily can you get your hands on a copy of the written ordinances for your town the govern property conditions? In a nearby town to me, a resident is collecting 'farm animals' in an area not zoned for the keeping of such. Her activities violate both zoning and health codes.
An attorney can access these ordinances and laws on your behalf.
You can visit the town hall and request copies of the ordinances, but it will be eaiser and less stressful for you if an attorney does it. Sometimes, sad to say, consumer requests are ignored, while requests from attorneys are met w/ a prompt response. :-(
Depending upon what the problems are w/ the neighboring house, the county may be able to take enforcement. Check both local and county......for zoning and health.
I am not an attorney, so this is not legal advice. If I were you, I would do some homework on my own, and then reach to an attorney.
Best of luck to you.
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group - New Jersey
Assistance from an attorney may help expedite the response from both the township (if that is what you meant by twp) and the homeowner/neighbor.
Yes, I would seek the assistance of an attorney.