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Austin v Rescon Construction Ltd (1984), 57 DLR (4th) 591 (BC CA)

Ratio:

Landowner may deny entry for any reason they choose and has no obligation to accommodate a contractor or anyone else wishing to enter.

Analysis:

D held liable in trespass for inserting steel anchor rods beneath P's land. Aside from causing temporary vibrations – rods caused no damage and did not interfere with foundation of house.

Landowner may deny entry for any reason they choose and has no obligation to accommodate a contractor or anyone else wishing to enter.


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