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Under the theft act can a person who a fellow shareholder in

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Under the theft act can a person who a fellow shareholder in company that owns land over which all shareholders are entitled to quiet enjoyment . Instruct somebody from outside the company To alter that land without the consent of one shareholders also having been told by that shareholder his opposition to what was proposed. Be guilty of criminal damage ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 1 year ago.

The theft act doesn’t apply here. You cannot steal land.

It’s not criminal damage if the person doing the “damage” reasonably believed that they had the authority to do what they wanted even if another shareholder objected. The police would say that this is a civil matter.

Can I clarify anything for you?