Recently, my neighbor submitted remodeling plans to the city planner. The proposed addition was going to block my ocean views and close in my backyard which would have undoubtedly compromised the comfort and value of my home. The city planner was not helpful and advised that the plans met city guidelines. I was alarmed at how nonchalant they were. I called Mr. Peterson desperate for guidance. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and gave me some great advice. Mostly, he was there for me and gave me hope that the issue could be resolved. In the end, we came to a great compromise. I highly recommend him to others in the same position trying to protect their views, property value, and the comfort of their homes.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mr. Peterson to solve a longstanding tree issue that was blocking a majority of the view from my property. I had tried, on friendly terms, to get the issue resolved myself but was not making much progress. I decided to engage Mr. Peterson to advise me on next steps since I had been unable to make any progress on my own. This was the best decision I made…he came to my home and assessed the situation and gave me several options on how I could proceed. I cannot stress highly enough how important it is to have a plan before emotions get escalated, which often thwarts any progress. Mr. Peterson took what was a stressful situation and calmly laid out the reality of possible outcomes which allowed me to proceed with a more practical approach. Fortunately, I was able to put a plan in place and I now have my incredible view back!
My husband and I feel extremely fortunate to have had Charlie Peterson involved in our view restoration action. Six months ago we were in the throes of a contentious action relating to a “classic view obstruction”. Charlie’s professional handling, compassionate advice and astute understanding of the law and the PVE Home Owner Association’s rules made all the difference in our ability to resolve the dispute to our full satisfaction. Charlie’s mediation skills are superb. We thoroughly endorse Charlie Peterson.
Charles helped us regain our beautiful coastline and white water views that we had lost to overgrown and untrimmed foliage over the years. Our absentee neighbors were not willing to trim their trees even at our expense. The obstructed view impacted 5 properties and we had worked hard over the years to get some results. Finally, Charles came to the rescue and now we are all enjoying the ocean views that we fell in love with years ago when making the purchase of our homes.
I called Charles late on a Thursday and he answered many of my questions over the phone about a view issue that I had at my home in Rolling Hills Estates. I met with him the following day in person at his office where he thoroughly reviewed my case and gave me very helpful guidance on how to proceed in dealing with my neighbor. I was very pleased.
We have worked together for over 11 years on premises liability client cases. We get excellent results, and regular communication. Charlie is a creative thinker who has come up with unique perspectives and strategies that have favorably impacted our cases.