Have an attorney send him a cease and desist letter. Slander cases are very expensive to litigate. If your tenants move out because of your neighbor's statements you have actual damages but unless you are renting out a mansion it will still be more expensive to litigate the case. A c&d letter will be well worth the money.
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Have an attorney send a cease and desist letter and contact law enforcement. I also would consider getting statements from the neighbors and begin compiling a file on character. When the time is right I might consider filing a suit against the neighbor.
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Spend a couple hundred bucks for a local lawyer to send a cease and desist letter.
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