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Encroachment

An illegal intrusion in a highway or navigable river, with or without obstruction. An encroachment upon a street or highway is a fixture, such as a wall or fence, which illegally intrudes into or invades the highway or encloses a portion of it, diminishing its width or area, but without closing it to public travel.

In the law of easements, where the owner of an easement alters the dominant tenement so as to impose an additional restriction or burden on the servient tenement, he or she is said to commit an encroachment.

encroachment

n. the act of building a structure which is in whole or in part on a neighbor's property. (See: encroach)

encroachment

noun breach, entrance by stealth, entrance upon the domain of another, illegal intrusion, imposition, incursion, infiltration, infraction, iniuria, inroad, interference, interloping, invasion, irruption, obtrusion, overlap, overstepping, penetration, prying, raid, real estate trespass, transgression, trespass, unlawful invasion, violation, wrongful entry, wrongful ingress
Associated concepts: adverse possession, common nuissance, easements, public nuissance
See also: assumption, contempt, crime, imposition, incursion, infraction, injustice, intrusion, invasion, offense, transgression, violation

encroachment

unlawful interference on another's land or with their rights.

ENCROACHMENT. An unlawful gaining upon the right or possession of another; as, when a man sets his fence beyond his line; in this case the proper remedy for the party injured is an action of ejectment, or an action of trespass.

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The court had expressed annoyance over non-implementation of the orders regarding removal of encroachments
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi had also ordered the city district government high-ups in August 2016 to implement court's orders regarding removal of encroachments from main roads and markets.
The patients, visitors and medical staff have been facing problems due to constant road blockage and encroachments outside the hospital.
Most of the encroachments are carried out by the shopkeepers who have extended their businesses by taking over the space in front of their shops, while many others have allowed the vendors to run their businesses outside their shops for a small amount of money.
District Nazim, Muhammad Asim Khan, expressed satisfaction over removal of encroachments and saying the officials should monitor the violators so that they could break the law again by making encroachments.
Dhingra said the MCD had the right to remove encroachments from public land without any notice.
Aftab, a customer at Tench Bhatta in Cantonment area said that encroachment mafia is increasing because of mismanagement on part of the concerned authorities.
Under the directives of mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Nasim, chief municipal officer Khalid Javed Goraya set up 4 teams to launch the anti encroachment drive.
So, the question at hand is should we allow encroachment on our military base to solve a problem for the short-term, with ramifications that could jeopardize the base and our local economy in the long-term?
All the staff and elected representatives had failed to remove encroachments on the city roads in the past due to one or the other pretext but now one of the elected councillors of the MC Haji Amjad Parvaiz Chattha has been deputed to monitor the removal of the encroachments.
Encroachments both temporary and permanent were removed under grand anti-encroachment operation.
RAWALPINDI -- Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) confiscated 708 handcarts, 4282 counters and other goods during January from different markets in its grand operation against encroachments to make the RCB areas encroachment free.