Encroachments on Adjoining Property – Property Law Act #291

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. Occasionally a property owner builds a wall, fence, walkway or structure partly on adjoining property. This is usually the result of a misunderstanding of the location of the common boundary line between the two properties. Decades ago an encroached-upon owner would have had the right to have the encroachment removed. The law