Question Details: I have asked someone to keep off my property, but now they are coming over by riding their bike, as opposed to coming over on foot. Is this still a trespass?
Filed under Neighbours | 1981 View(s)
Yes, riding a bike is likely to be a trespass, if you have given proper notice to the person to keep off your property.
Click here to read more about trespass law and trespass notices: www.communitylaw.org.nz
It is trespass if they stay on your property (on their bike or not) after you have warned them to get off or keep off.
You can warn them orally or in writing. It is easier to prove if it is in writing. A template for a trespass notice can be found here on the Police website: www.police.govt.nz. The website also includes information about how to ensure that the notice gets to the person you want to keep off your land.
Answered 21 Dec 2012. The IMPORTANT NOTICE below is part of this answer.
The answer provided above is intended for general informational purposes only and cannot be
considered a substitute for face-to-face legal advice. It should not be relied upon as the sole
basis for taking action in relation to a legal issue. Laws change frequently, and small
variations in the facts, or a fact not provided in the question, can often change a legal
outcome or a lawyer’s conclusion. No liability whatsoever is accepted by the authors or
publishers of the answer, for loss, damage or inconvenience arising in any way from the use of
this site. While each answer has been published by a lawyer with a practising certificate, that
person may not necessarily have experience in the particular area of law involved.