The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has published a new guide that looks at the common problem of encroachment and a new model document that provides a tool to resolve the problem.
Encroachment: Permitting Continued Use Without Risking Loss of Ownership
What should you do if a neighboring landowner encroaches on your organization’s property (e.g., builds a shed or extends their lawn) or otherwise uses the land without permission? Sometimes immediately booting them is the best answer; sometimes arriving at some accommodation that provides them with at least temporary permission makes more sense. Doing nothing invites trouble.
Check out the guide Encroachment: Permitting Continued Use Without Risking Loss of Ownership at ConservationTools.org.
Model Permission for Encroachment
PALTA has published the Model Permission for Encroachment to provide organizations with a tool for permitting a neighbor to continue encroaching on their land without the organization risking loss of ownership through adverse possession or incurring liability due to injuries or property loss. This short and simple document is two pages including signature lines.