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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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The roads and bazaars in the city area have become very congested due to ever growing encroachments which obstruct smooth flow of traffic and cause great inconvenience to pedestrians.
They further said that during the anti-encroachment drive the PDA officials used the excavators for removal of encroachments however, their properties were badly damaged after these excavators were used without taking care of the legal area of the properties.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatmi has directed the CDA to conduct survey of inner areas of the Diplomatic Enclave, identifying the encroachments and illegal structures that may have emerged without permission.
Dausa (Rajasthan), June 16 ( ANI ): Villagers in Dausa district of Rajasthan state climbed atop mobile towers to protest against the failure of the local administration to remove the illegal encroachments around a temple premises on Saturday.
THE DELHI High Court on Friday asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( MCD) to remove all encroachments from public land in the Capital, without any prior notice.
Thiruvananthapuram The controversy over the latest round of alleged encroachments in Kerala's famed hill station of Munnar has been provided fresh fuel with the opposition leader Oommen Chandy making a personal visit to the location and alleging that the government has failed to prevent encroachments.
We said, `Look, there has got to be a better way to deal with these encroachments because some offer a lot of benefit to the city,'' Feuer said.
KARACHI -- Karachi Transport Action Committee (KTAC) has called for removal of encroachments especially at the busy and congested roads to ensure the traffic flow in the city.
PESHAWAR -- As anti-encroachment drive enters into its final stage on Ring Road Peshawar after encroachments were removed in 18 shops and three filling stations by officials of district administration.
In a letter sent to the CBR authorities, Rescue 1122 District Emergency Officer Dr Abdul Rehman has pointed out that several encroachments have been made along the banks of water channels including the Nullah Leh, which have caused choking and blockage to the smooth flow of rainwater.
26 (ANI): Encroachments and negligence by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority in Jammu and Kashmir is diminishing the beauty of Srinagar's famous Dal Lake.
The encroachments vary from as little as 18 inches to 45 feet in length.