I've recently been having some problems with my neighbours concerning a fence they installed between our properties and I was wondering if I could get the advice of some of you guys and gals. I'm currently renting a garden home and last summer the neighbours to my left had a fence installed to divide our back yards. The crew that installed it was very unprofessional, taking their breaks in my yard and making a mess of my lawn. I put up with it and by the end of the week they were gone and I thought that would be the last that I would see of them. The other day while I was out of town they returned to do more work on the fence. I gotta say they did a pretty bad job, it's not the nicest thing to look at and it sways considerably in the wind. They widened the footings and poured fresh cement to attempt to stabilize it. My problem with this is that the footings come well over a foot into my yard. The cement comes all the way to the surface. I really don't want to be looking at blocks of cement all the time. They also left all the dirt from these freshly dug holes piled on my lawn and they installed supporting boards which further dug holes into my lawn. Needless to say it's looking pretty crappy right now and that ticks me off because I worked really hard on it last year and had it looking nice. I went over to talk to my neighbour about this problem to see what he would have to say. He basically just fed me a bunch of lies saying that this landscaping contractor installs hundreds of fences a year and this one just happened to go wrong. Frankly I don't care how many fences he installs and I know for a fact that he doesn't install that many. He also said that local bylaws give him the right to come onto my property to work and that they also say he could charge me half the cost of the fence. He told me he was being a nice guy and that I shouldn't be complaining. I'm just wondering what my rights are in this situation. What can I do about this? If I were to go remove the supporting boards which are clearly in my property and move the piles of dirt out of my yard could he take legal action against me? Sorry for making this so long and I really appreciate any help you can provide me with. Thanks.