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Last edited 06 Jan 2021
Trespass in buildings design and construction
Trespass can be by a person on the land, or by placing or leaving something on (or over) the land, although if materials pass onto the other persons land as a consequence of some action for which the defendant has a right, then this is a nuisance rather than trespass.
Construction often necessitate accessing the land of a neighbour. This must be done with permission (unless a right exists) which will usually be in the form of a temporary licence, perhaps in return for payment. However, even where someone is lawfully on land, they may still commit trespass if they exceed their rights or the permission that has been granted.
NB: The Party Wall Act allows access to adjoining property for the purposes of carrying out works under the Act whether or not the adjoining owner gives permission, however they must be given 14 days notice.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Adjoining owner.
- Adverse possession.
- Contract vs tort.
- Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
- Derogation from grant.
- Light pollution.
- Neighbour trouble.
- Party wall act.
- Permissive path.
- Quiet enjoyment.
- Restrictive covenant.
- Right of entry.
- Right of way.
- Right to access land.
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