Sharing a property line with someone else can lead to disputes. Here's a few common neighbour disputes and what you can do about them. Neighbours are an inevitable part of life. Unless you’ve managed to escape somewhere far off the grid! Sometimes, neighbours become great friends. Other times, the … [Read more...]
Rights Within Your Property: Did you know?
Your property rights when it comes to property boundaries, fences, airspace, peaceful enjoyment, and encroachments. Ever wonder whether your fence defines property boundaries and whether there are laws about fences? Do you know what you own and control on your property? How about neighborhood … [Read more...]
Common Neighbourhood Disputes and Solutions
Most Albertans live with neighbours and although we may not always think about it, they can have a huge impact on our daily lives. Living nearby so many different people can often result in disputes. Here are some common problems and what you can do to address them, without heading to … [Read more...]
Bench Press 38-1: A Tree Grows in ….Toronto?
Two neighbours in Toronto contested the ownership of a large Norway maple tree. Katherine Hartley claimed sole ownership of the tree and wanted to cut it down because she feared it was dangerous. Her neighbours contended that the tree straddled their property line, so that they had ownership of the … [Read more...]
No Trespassers Allowed
At law, the term "trespass" encompasses much more than individuals creeping onto their neighbour's property without permission. The act of "trespassing" is often conceptualized as one person setting foot on another person's land without their consent. "Get off my property, you're TRESPASSING!" is a … [Read more...]