How do I protect my property when people are using the school yard behind my home as a shortcut?

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How do I protect my property when people are using the school yard behind my home as a shortcut?

Kids are either jumping the gate and damaging my property, or walking behind the gate on school grounds throwing rocks breaking my window. I need to know who to contact or what steps to take to stop this due to local police not doing anything. Any thoughts?

Asked on September 29, 2012 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to protect yourself and your property with respect to the issues you have written about is to do the following:

1. contact the school's principal about the matter in writing;

2. contact law enforcement in writing about the matter;

3. post a no trespassing sign on the property;

4. contact your your property insurance agemt for suggestions to stop the problem.


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