Alice has possessions in a storage closet that requires traversing roommate Bob's bedroom to access. There was a preexisting oral agreement granting Alice reasonable easement. Bob eventually decides to deny Alice access to this room with posted notice. Obeying this is denying Alice access to her possessions, she now cannot remove them. There is no dispute over ownership of the possessions, both declare them to be Alice's.
Q: Can Alice legally disregard this notice despite Bob's intentions? Does doing so constitute invasion of privacy or trespassing?
- How legal is this for Bob to do in the first place?
- Can Bob do this indefinitely?
- Can Alice get the law to grant easement if she can't just enter-at-will?
- Does it matter if there was a preexisting oral agreement granting easement?