“Get off my land.” Four of the most powerful words in the English language.
As Americans, it’s hard to imagine not being able to shop around, buy some land and build a dream home for ourselves and our loved ones. As owners, we go to great lengths to preserve and protect our property. Some folks build fences, or post “no trespassing” signs to let others know where the boundary lines are and to stay away – or else.
My friends and I enjoy hiking the trails in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Occasionally we come across fences and no trespassing signs warning us to keep out. For the most part, we assume the fences and signs are legitimate and that the land is indeed private. However, this is not always the case and the only way to know for sure is to check the maps in the recorder’s office.
While it may be good practice, a Nevada landowner is not required to build fences or post signs to keep others off their property. A verbal warning is enough to put the unwitting trespasser on notice to leave the property and not return. Once on notice, should the trespasser return, the true owner can then pursue legal action against the trespasser in a court of law.
In either case, it’s probably best to give the purported landowner the benefit of the doubt.
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