Inspired by this pit thread, I’ve got a question.
Imagine that my neighbors, those jerks, have left some of their property in my yard. I’m annoyed at them. What are my legal (and, to make it interesting, ethical) options for dealing with their property?
Let’s consider three types of property; if there are other types to consider, let’s consider those as well:
- They were flying a kite, and when they were done, they left their cheap little kite in my yard.
- They drove home late and, for whatever reason, parked their car in my driveway.
- Being irresponsible cat owners, they let their cat roam into my yard.
For situation #3, for the present let’s not consider any animal cruelty or animal welfare laws: let’s strictly limit ourselves to considering property laws.