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My neighbor has been parking a travel trailer and broken down truck on my property. I had the property surveyed and line stakes installed. I’m am trying to erect a fence but he will not move his vehicles.

Asked on April 13, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Contact the police first: they can ticket him for doing this (trespass), and can potentialy ticket him on a continual basis (more tickets) if he continues to not more the vehicle after the first day.
If the police are not helpful--which is possible; sometimes the police don't want to get involved in disputes between neighbors and incorrectly deem this a "civil" matter when does in fact involve a crime (trespass)--then you can bring a legal action in court seeking both a court order for its removal and compensation (essentially a use fee or "rent") for the time that the truck and trailer have been on your property. If you wish to pursue this option, consult with a local attorney.


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