We live on a corner. The main trespassers live in the next house over. Their driveway is parallel to our house, yard and back of garage. There's grass and a walkway by our backdoor (between the house and garage). Their side door faces this area. They've walked through this area to get to the neighbors across the street. They've also mowed a path in our yard (on the other side of the garage) to get to the neighbors that live behind us (or across the street, it's sneakier). They also tell their visitors, etc. to park on the street and cut through our yard. We are mainly a thoroughfare to them. They've also used our clothesline and taken things off our clothesline w/o permission as well as hung things on and planted around our garage. Asking hasn't helped as they seem to feel entitled.
First, be sure to check your deed to make sure that they do not have an easement over your land. Second, write them a letter regarding their actions, your knowledge of it and your desire that it stop (since asking hasn't worked). Third, fences make great neighbors.
If you let this continue long enough, they will become entitled. I recommend a posted fence, perhaps with a dog.
I would also recommend checking your deed.
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The earlier posts are correct-contact a real estate attorney in your area so your interests are protected. Since asking has not helped, the courts are your only recourse.
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