LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ALICE [MD]) Sep 14, 2023 5:28 PM|
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ed [CA]) Sep 14, 2023 7:40 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Alice Lane [MD]) Sep 14, 2023 8:16 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ed [CA]) Sep 14, 2023 8:43 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ed [CA]) Sep 14, 2023 8:44 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Ken [NY]) Sep 14, 2023 9:40 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Larry [MN]) Sep 14, 2023 10:16 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Vee [OH]) Sep 14, 2023 11:03 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 15, 2023 2:58 AM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Busy [WI]) Sep 16, 2023 12:47 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 18, 2023 4:05 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Alice Lane [MD]) Sep 18, 2023 8:00 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 18, 2023 8:04 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Busy [WI]) Sep 18, 2023 8:58 PM
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by mike [CA]) Sep 20, 2023 1:03 PM
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LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ALICE [MD]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 5:28 PM
State Specific Question About: MARYLAND (MD)
A Bethesda landscaping firm was hired by my nextdoor neighbor. This firm ignored the property line demarcation and installed a bunch of INVASIVE plants over the propertyline, so there plants are now on my lawn.
I was told that I can report them to a STATE OF MD dept?? that will look into their business and require them to restore my yard to the way it was before their work was done.
Is a business license required to do Landscaping services in MD?
Who issues this license? I was told that when a business gets a license in MD they are required to pay a bond so in the event they become liable for wrongdoing the State of MD can withdraw funds from company’s bond to restore /remedy their unlawful acts.
How do I learn what MD agency/dept that handles these issues? THEY ALSO own Nursery stores that sell plants and accessories and they have a business license for this. But I've not found a business license for their landscaping services....Thanks --74.96.xxx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ed [CA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 7:40 PM
How do you know for sure it's on your side? Has the property been surveyed or was / is there a marker for the property line? Is it possible your neighbor told them where to put the plants. Have you contacted the firm to discuss the problem? --108.201.xx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Alice Lane [MD]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 8:16 PM
I have a copy OF THE BOUNDARY SURVEY THIS NEIGHBOR HAD DONE 8/2020. IT SHOWS THE IRON POLE FOUND AND HELD THAT DESIGNATES THE PROPERTYLINE DEMARCATION. I SPOKE TO THE BOUNDARY SURVEY CO. TO BE SURE I WAS READING AND INTERPRETING THEIR SURVEY THEY DID CORRECTLY. IT IS VERY EASILY SEEN THAT THE MULCHBED BED THAT WAS LAID TO HAVE THE PENNISETUM PLANTS PLANTED IN ENCROACHES ONTO MY LAWN. I HAVE ZERO DOUBT. I DID SPEAK TO THE LANDSCAPING FIRM AND THEY HAVE DENIED HAVING CROSSED OVER THE PROPERTYLINE THEREFORE I NEED TO ESCALATE THIS TO THE STATE BUSINESS LICENSING DEPT FOR REMEDY --74.96.xxx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ed [CA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 8:43 PM
It would help if you would answer all the questions, not just one at a time.
Is it possible your neighbor told them where to put the plants.
Have you contacted the firm to discuss the problem?
How far over the line is the landscaping.
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by ed [CA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 8:44 PM
also, is this on a rental property or not? --108.201.xx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 9:40 PM
Have you tried talking to the neighbor?If i cared and noone made me happy i would just mow my lawn and mow them under.If it was a rental i would not care and fortunately i dont have these kind of problems with my neighbors where i live --74.77.xx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 10:16 PM
Define INVASIVE plants? Nursery's and state law don't allow for sale and cultivation of INVASIVE plants --68.47.xx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2023 11:03 PM
people who work in the industry in OH must have a herbicide applicator license to prevent hrm to nieghboring property as well as their own health controlling drift, when you see the spray going all over the place you pretty much know you have an unlicensed person who will be coughing up ugly colors a few hours. --184.59.xxx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2023 2:58 AM
I am a contractor and dealing with neighbors, handyman and others requires skills beyond the normal landlord. Here is one story for the books!
A property developer purchased a duplex next door to my 8 units property. He built 3 duplex town-homes on his property. Then he tore down my chain link fence and replaced it with a redwood fence, nice side facing his property.
He did this without asking me or doing a survey. In my town you have to put the finished fence side facing your neighbors and the frame work facing the installers side. So this is what I did!
1) Sent the owner/developer a text message. "Why did you remove my chain link fence"?
Answer, I replace it with a better fence.
2) Why did you have the frame work facing my side?
Answer, I paid for it so what did you expect?
3) Did you conduct a survey to see where our boundaries are located?
Answer, no that would be a waste of money!
Then I sent the owner a "DEMAND LETTER", require if I wanted to sue him in small claims court.
I asked for the dollar value of the chain link fence, post, rails, wire, etc. I could have used the fencing material one of my other properties.
2. I asked for my cost to have a survey conducted.
3. I asked for the cost to add on my side of his fence boards to make it look good.
4. I explained that the chain link fence was 100% on my side of the boundary line. That his new fence was placed on my property without my permission and that I didn't want to be responsible for the care a maintenance.
5. SO he needed to write a letter and have it certified.
He and his insurance carrier laughed in my face and told me to F off.
SO I waited the 30 days a filed a law suit. Then I paid to have a search engine provide a link to my review on this developer who has a web page advertising 40 of his properties for sale. I simply stated he took down my fence without a survey and build a new fence on my property. That any buyer should require him to pay their Title Insurance policy with a Survey and rider. Cost an additions $5,000.
Half of his sales didn't go thru without him providing his buyers with guarantee's. He lost out on around 20M in closings and had to pay over $200,000 to assure his buyers he didn't cut corners.
I had asked for around $10,000 in damages. He was now willing to pay. I refused and demanded he remove his fence from my property and put back a new chain link fence. He took down his fence, put it on his property with the boards on the reverse side and put a new chain line fence on my side of his fence.
This lesson only cost him a total of a half a million if lost revenue and making his other buyers happy. --47.155.xx.xxx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2023 12:47 PM
Sadly, invasive plants are still sold in nurseries. Japonese barberry, callery pear, and pennisetum, 'Hammelin' are all still sold in the trade. Heck, I bought some Hammelin about nine years ago, for container decorations for my son'r wedding that we held in backyard. Planted them out at a rental, where they looked good the first year. Been shovel -pruning them from here, there, everywhere ever since.
So, Alice, I feel for ya! I will presume you HAVE already talked to the neighbor, as you have the boundary survey. I'd say, give the neighbor two weeks to get it corrected, then you'll start to mow. One caveat though, the landscape company may have done their OWN survey, they often do, and it could be that there is disagreement between the two surveys. We have that in my neighborhood. Our next door neighbor was involved in the building of our subdivision, many, many years ago. There has always been some disagreement between that neighbor's readings on boundary markers and any other surveys done. My thinking is it could be an error in recording the deeds; might be one or two deeds had the original numbers recorded incorrectly, leading surveyors for different individuals to both claim a space. Now, in my case, we're only talking inches, less than a foot, in very large yards, and I loved that older neighbor, so I wasn't going to quibble. However, Alice, you might be talking about a larger percent of your tenant's usable space, and if that pennisetum IS Hamelin, it will be reseeding and filling that bed to excess, at least in my experience.
It does seem that Hamelin doesn't like shade so much; might I suggest Amelanchier or Prunus species, in a bed underplanted with native violets, and Pennsylvania sedge on your side?
Good luck, neighbor relations can be tricky, especially with a rental. I want good relations with the neighbors at my rentals, but have had to work on it. There were a few who wanted to take advantage. --72.135.xxx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2023 4:05 PM
Did the neighbor plant these plants on your side or did they start out on the neighbors lawn and now grown into your yard? --24.101.xxx.xxx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Alice Lane [MD]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2023 8:00 PM
Busy [WI]. Can I send pics of pennisetum?
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2023 8:04 PM
I would suspect that you need a business license and perhaps a hazmat permit to transport chemicals --24.101.xxx.xxx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2023 8:58 PM
Alice, if I understand, there are quite a few pennisetums in the landscape trade. 'Hammelin' was vastly popular about ten years ago; I'm sure other varieties have come and gone since then. Doesn't really matter what variety, so, a picture won't matter. Point is, you believe they are planted on your property, your neighbor's survey says they are planted on your property. It seems to me it is up to the neighbor to go after their landscaper if they believe the landscaper erred. If your neighbor agrees the plants are on your property, give neighbor two weeks to dig them out, or you'll mow. Whether neighbor gets the landscape company to move them , or neighbor does it themselves wouldn't matter. That part would be up to the neighbor.
If the neighbor DOESN't agree they are on your property, I'd suggest hiring your own surveyor. In neighborhoods where my properties are located, most neighbors don't know diddly about landscape, and No One in those neighborhoods hires a landscape firm. Might hire the local guy to lawn mow or snowblow, that's about it. In a more posh neighborhood, as your rental must be, a property survey might be a good idea. --72.135.xxx.xx
LANDSCAPING LICENSE? (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2023 1:03 PM
in the immortal word of bob dylan "know your song well before you start singin'". you'll need a legit document to define the property line. if they DID encroach and damage your plantings and property send a letter to THE OWNER next door demanding restoration. 2 weeks seems fair. if they don't file suit in small claims court. your beef is with the owner. --75.80.xx.xx
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