What can we do to stopour neighbors from having their guests use our driveway to turn around?

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What can we do to stopour neighbors from having their guests use our driveway to turn around?

Our neighbors across the street are constantly having their visitors turn around in our driveway. We have lights along our driveway that they have come close to hitting multiple times. Is there any way to get them to stop doing this short of having to put up a fence?

Asked on October 2, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The fence is probably the best way to do this, unfortunately. You could possibly call the police on any person who drives into your property without permission, even just to turn around, because that is technically trespass; it is unlikely however that the police will actually take action, however, because they will not perceive that as a significant issuue. You could potentially go to court, suing your neighbors to get a court order directing them to not tell people to turn around in your drive--but that's almost unenforceable, because they can still have people turn around there and just claim they didn't tell them to do (i.e. the guests decided to not do it on their own). Assuming that a neighborly discussion with the neighbors doesn't get them to voluntarily ask their visitors to not do this, a fence is probably the most workable solution.


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