Definition : Encroachment

The use without color of right by a co-owner of a parcel of adjoining land, owned by a different  owner without his consent, by a construction or the enlargement of a construction beyond the limits of his property. An encroachment can be regularized by  means of signing a servitude, the partial alienation of the parcel being the object of the encroachment, in favor of the party responsible for the said construction, or by prescription and even by the removal so the said construction.

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