How to Keep Neighbors Out of Backyard?
By an edhat reader
We've been renting a house on the Westside for over a year now and we keep having neighbors help themselves into our backyard. Our front yard does not have a gate separating the back so anyone can walk around the side of the house into our private backyard.
We have security cameras installed and on more than one occasion we've seen who we assume are people who live in the neighborhood, walk to the front door and around into the backyard. One appeared to be picking fruit from our trees. Just last night two people appeared to be corralling our next-door neighbor's cats while looking at delivered packages left on our porch.
We've never met these neighbors and are unsure exactly who they are or where they live. It's weird we even have to ask, but how can we prevent this from happening? Each time we've been out of town or not home and noticed the camera footage later.