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What does a deeded right of way mean to the one who holds the deed

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My hunt club has a property that is land locked we have owned this property sense 1934 the property is in James City County Va. WE have a deeded road into the property that we do all of the up-keep on,what are our rights regarding this road?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  legallysound replied 7 years ago.

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Your road can be used for the "reasonable" purposes of ingress and egress. Because your hunt club property is landlocked, you may use the road only for these purposes of getting to and leaving the property. It is an easement use that is beyond "reasonable use" can jepardize your rights to the easement. However, because it's been there since 1934, it is unlikely that you have overused the reasonableness. Please feel free to ask any follow up question as you wish. Thanks!


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