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We have a regular flow of footballs kicked into our garden

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We have a regular flow of footballs kicked into our garden from the house behind us which causes us anxiety and fear of damage to our property and plants. We have asked the parents at the house to restrain their children but to no avail. Are we obliged in law to return those balls from our garden to the offender so that he can continue to kick them back?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Yes, unfortunately you are legally obliged to return the balls but if they damage any of your property, you may ask their parents to pay for the damage.

You may also send your neighbour a letter that any balls which come into your garden will be returned at a time convenient to you, once a day or once in every 2 days and that the parents themselves must come round to collect them and that the parents will be liable for any damage caused to your property by the balls.

The above conditions should be enough to deter them hopefully.

Hope this helps
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No more contact required thank you. The matter is resolved
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you

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