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Richard, Lawyer
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Experience:  32 years of experience as lawyer in Texas. I'm also a Real Estate developer.
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Eastwood homes is building a home next to mine and ask to come

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Eastwood homes is building a home next to mine and ask to come on to my property with a bobcat to get to the back of the house to grade. They say they will fix any damage...what are my rights?
Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good morning. You have no legal obligation to allow them to cross your property to get to their property. They could have easily done this before building the house. They have no legal right to come onto your property without your consent. You can simply reject their offer and that will be the end of it. This is, however, not uncommon and it would not likely cause any damage to your property simply to cross it to get access to their backyard, and provided they agree to allow your landscaping folks to fix anything at Eastwood's insure it gets remediated to your probably have little to risk in allowing them access.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Should I have them sign anything?

Thanks for following up. Yes, I would put their obligation to reimburse you in full for the cost of having your landscaping company remediate any damages they caused in writing and have them sign it. And, make sure to take photos of your yard prior to their accessing it so you have proof of its condition.
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