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A piece of property has high voltage power lines on it. The

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A piece of property has high voltage power lines on it. The property has
been taken over by the county for not paying their tax payments. If I buy
this property do I have the right to charge the power company a fee to have
their power line structures on my land if I buy it? If they need to do some
maintenance on the power lines and need access from my property can I charge
them a fee or ask for restoration for any damage done to my land while they
are accessing their poles, ETC.

Good evening. Most likely not. If there is an existing easement on the property for the power lines, you will be taking the property subject to that easement which gives the right to the utility to run the lines and service them.



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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do I find out if there's an easement?
If you have your title company do a title search, it will show up as an exception to title. Ask the title company not only for the title search but copies of all the back up documents, which will include the actual easement agreement.
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