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Question DetailsAsked on 8/1/2017

I live in a apt. Planted grass neighbor walks through despite my asking him not to,plus foot prints around windows

Porch outside my door walks across it and the new grass around to front windows to my glass doors all in the dirt path where bushes and roses are, I asked several times to stop, put up a sign," please respect my space" and still asking him to stop, he said I should plant flowers haha I said you will just walk on them, he laughed. I planted grass and he steps right on it, still asking him to stop and he wont.

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Sounds like the building xxxx . Possible solution, in increasing order of severity:


0) change sign from that meaningless phrase to "Keep Off Lawn" signs on each side


1) you could put up wire fencing (waist high at least) till the grass is to mowing height so walking on it will not hurt it much


2) complain to the building management


3) get a restraining order against him being on your property (assuming this as actually considered "private land" versus "common property"


4) file a civil trespass claim against him (probably small claims court) - though you likely would never recover any damages, bvut would give weight to any subsequent criminal action


5) file a police criminal trespass and vandalism complaint - plus if footprints indicate he has been looking in your windows that adds a "peeping Tom" trespass factor which makes it a lot more serious. Of course, having photos or video of him walking across it will bear more weight, but a complaint should get a police visit to his door anyway. Though of course you have to weigh the risk of retribution by him - intentiionally damaging the grass, breaking window, threatening you, etc.


Of course, in each above case 2) through 5), having security video of him doing it would add weight to your complaint - ditto if you ask him again to stop walking across it or coming in front of your windows AND you have an independent witness to the discussion

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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