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encroach

v. to build a structure which is in whole or in part across the property line of another's real property. This may occur due to incorrect surveys, guesses or miscalculations by builders and/or owners when erecting a building. The solutions vary from giving the encroaching party an easement or lease (for a price, usually) for the lifetime of the building, or if the structure is small, actually moving it onto the owner's own property. (See: encroachment)

encroach

verb breach, commit an infraction, enter by stealth, enter upon the domain of another, enter wronggully, impinge, infiltrate, infringe, ingress wrongfully, interlope, intrude, intrude illegally, invade, invade unnawfully, irrupt, make an incursion, make inroads, obtrude, occupare, overstep, penetrate, raid, transgress, trespass, violate
See also: accroach, approach, border, impinge, impose, interfere, intervene, intrude, invade, obtrude, overlap, overreach, overstep, trespass, usurp
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KARACHI -- More than 950 acres of state land, illegally occupied by encroachers over the years, has been recently evacuated in the metropolis.
Faced with extensive encroachments, the minority affairs ministry has sought to make laws tougher and punish encroachers and abettors.
Usually, CDA staffers are able to, at best, displace encroachers such as fruit vendors and stall holders who return after a while.
CDA has warned the encroachers to demolish their illegal structures otherwise antiencroachment teams of Enforcement Directorate in collaboration with the concerned formations would take action against violators to keep the city free of encroachments.
The authority has also warned the encroachers to demolish their illegal structures otherwise antiencroachment teams of Enforcement Directorate in collaboration with the concerned formations would take action against violators to keep the city free of encroachments.
Sources said, staff of Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) has given free hand to all encroachers and outlaws there, because they are involved in collecting millions of rupees 'share' from them.
Antiencroachment squads also lodged FIRs against encroachers in various police stations besides seizing 10 truckloads of different material.
Residents told reporter that encroachment is the main reason behind traffic jams, as the encroachers have occupied almost half of the road.
The encroachers have set up their stalls in Faizabad, which is causing traffic jam on the road.
He said the staffs of the concerned department only visit the area once in the morning to remove the encroachments but as soon as they leave the spot encroachers again set up their stalls there.
Moreover, the CDA drives against encroachments have little effect since most of the encroachers reestablish their businesses soon after any official campaign.
We issued advertisements in several newspapers warning the illegal encroachers to remove the structures or face action," a senior LAWDA official said.