Trespass to Property

An owner of land or premises is protected from trespassing by the Trespass to Property Act. The key to this legislation is signage. A person trespassing on land or premises must have notice that entry is prohibited. The signage may be general in nature, such as “No...

Prowling at Night

The Criminal Code protects a rural resident in Haliburton by criminalizing the surreptitious invasion of that person’s residential property at night in a manner when the intruder has no lawful excuse to explain his or her presence. The Criminal Code provides...

Defending Your Home

The Criminal Code justifies the use of force in defending your home or other real property. It provides that “every one who is in peaceable possession of a dwelling-house or real property, and every one lawfully assisting him or acting under his authority, is...

Invasion of Privacy

Invasion of privacy comes in many forms. A common example is the intrusion of your geographical space by a neighbour when you have a right to be left alone. It may be caused by blaring music or by trespass on your property. You may also suffer an invasion of privacy...

Leaning Fences

The Trespass to Property Act addresses situations when a person enters the lands or premises of another person without a legal right to do so. Trespass may also occur when a structure, such as a wall, intrudes onto the lands of another or when an object, such as an...