What is an encroachment?

In the context of real estate, an encroachment is a type of encumbrance characterized by a physical intrusion on a property owner's land. An example of an encroachment is when a person constructs a structure that extends beyond the boundaries of his or her property and onto, over, or underneath the neighboring property. Here, the person is said to be "encroaching" on the neighbor's property.

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