How to keep people off your property

Laws exist to help property owners protect their property from trespassers.  As a property owner, you have the right to keep trespassers off your property; however, you must be careful that your efforts never cross a legal line.  First, you must legally notify people not to enter your property.  A no trespassing/no entry sign is usually effective.  Fences and cameras are also good deterrents to would be trespassers.  If someone does violate your privacy, you should contact the local authorities to investigate.

For more about legal ways to prevent trespassers read, “Legal How-To: Keeping Trespassers Off Your Property.”