Naples, FL asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: 3 of my 6 acres has been used by a neighbor for timber sales without my knowledge. Property is also landlocked. Options?

2 Lawyer Answers
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: So you're talking about theft of your timber? If so, the options would be to call the police to initiate criminal charges and/or to file suit for your economic losses. Don't know why you think being landlocked is an issue.

Barbara Billiot Stage agrees with this answer

A: You have a case for trespass and for damages for the value of the lumber. The issue of your property being landlocked is probably not important to the case other than to provide evidence the neighbor was the one who had access to the property.

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