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Our neighbor contracted a company to do some landscaping

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Our neighbor contracted a company to do some landscaping work. The company accessed our neighbor's yard by driving a bobcat through a portion of our front yard. Now there are large ruts on our neighbor's lawn and a portion of our lawn. No one asked us for permission to use our property. Is there anything we can do to get the contracting company to fix the damage?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

Yes.

You can tell the neighbour that they are clearly liable to you for the damages done by their contractors and they are required by law to put you in the position you would have been in had this not happened.

You can tell them that you will allow them to get the contractors to do the work or hire someone else. Then say that if you have to hire someone you will be looking to them for full compensation and will sue if necessary.

You can say the same thing to the contractors and if you have to sue you would sue the neighbour and the contractors.

You would sue in Small Claims Court and would self-represent and if it gets that far and you find you need some help as you go through the process you can always post on this site again and I can assist you further.

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