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Four Ways to Avoid Nuisance and Trespass this Spring and Summer

As warmer weather approaches, many individuals will find themselves spending more time outside. They will be planting flowers, playing outdoors with their children and pets, and hosting gatherings.

If you are a neighbor who tends to be outside more during the months of Spring and Summer, here are a few ways you can decrease your chances of being accused of nuisance or trespass:

  1. Avoid excessive noise

During the Spring and Summer months, it’s nice to gather with friends and family because children are out of school and some individuals may not work during summer months. However, many social and family gatherings often involve music, loud voices, and late nights. Unfortunately, this could disturb neighbors, especially if it interferes with the use and enjoyment of their home.

  1. Be mindful of where the ball is thrown

While playing with children or playing fetch with the dog, it is easy to overthrow the ball or send one of them running into the neighbor’s yard to catch it. It is important to be mindful of throwing any objects onto a neighbor’s land without their permission.

  1. Only mow your own lawn

While mowing someone else’s lawn can seem like a kind and thoughtful gesture, be sure to get permission first. Even when you believe you are doing a good deed, it is important to communicate with your neighbors first and make sure that they welcome you to enter and alter their property.

  1. Be mindful when burning wood

Campfires can be a nice touch to the perfect evening with friends and family, but it could interfere with a neighbor’s use of their own home. Be mindful of how often this takes place and if you are planning to burn wood or host a campfire, it could benefit you to communicate with neighbors about shutting their windows.

Nuisance and Trespass are not limited to these situations. If you find yourself facing any situation involving nuisance or trespass or have a specific question, please contact our office and speak with an attorney.

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