Objects or animals encroaching onto someone else's property as a result of superior or natural force

Some incidents can also affect relations between neighbours. For example, the wind may blow the roof off your house and onto a neighbour's property, or an animal may jump over several fences onto land situated three properties away.

In such cases, if the owner of the property on which the objects or animals end up does not immediately seek out their original owner and return them, he or she must allow the owner to search for and recover them.

The objects or animals continue to belong to their original owner unless he or she abandons the search, in which case they become the property of the person who owns the land on which they have ended up.This person may, if he or she so wishes, ask the court to order the original owner to remove the objects or animals and restore his or her property to its original condition.

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