team tisri Posted July 18, 2014 Share Posted July 18, 2014 It really doesn't matter whether the city or nearby property owner owns it. If the property owner doesn't want it there, its disrespectful to place a cache there. The city is not going to give any kind of permission, especially if the property owner complains about it. Yes this is true, was not saying anything otherwise: I was just replying to the ownership of the road and right of way in my county. Placing a cache on any property where it is not wanted IS disrespectful as <4wheelin fool> stated. I think we got king of "off topic" lol. It also appears that a UK reviewer resigned over this same issue recently. A nearby property owner requested geocachers to avoid using the ROW to access a cache, and Groundspeak agreed, but the reviewer insisted it was against the law to deny someone access to the ROW. I dunno, if a geocache is annoying a nearby property owner that much, you really should not force them to accept it. If a polite request is ignored, then this is what could trigger them to get vicious. The thing is in the UK people have a legal entitlement to walk on a right of way. The owner of the land crossed by the right-of-way has no more right to stop people walking along it than you have to stop people walking along the sidewalk outside your house or from driving down your street. If the annoyed landowner did anything to restrict access along the right-of-way there would be legal issues for them to contend with. If caches are denied or archived just because someone vaguely nearby decides they don't like it there then sooner or later caches all over the place are going to disappear. What proportion of the population do you suppose would be happy for random people to show up in their neighbourhood at whatever time of day or night they fancied, fumble around in dark corners looking for stuff, only to clear off again? Quote Link to comment
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