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The Perils of Trespass

Posted in Civil Litigation
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Few property disputes engender more anger and unreasonable behaviour than trespass and nuisance claims between residential neighbours.  Municipal and other authorities, such as regional districts or stratas, are either loath to get involved or simply refuse to exercise their authority, though that would often resolve matters sooner.  As a result, such disputes between neighbours often… Continue Reading

The Perils of Trespass

Posted in Real Estate
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A West Vancouver homeowner was recently dinged with a civil judgment for $97,000 for cutting down ten trees on his neighbour’s property.  This included a $35,000 award for punitive damages, one of the largest such awards in many years.  The punitive damages were awarded because the defendant was reckless in determining the location of his… Continue Reading