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Could the other property owner sue me for damages because I used their property for that period of time before they requested that I cease and desist?
I have an out in case I'm told to stop, but I need to check with the city/county to see if they'll let me move the driveway. There is another easement on the other side of my projected property and also front piece of the the property butts up to the street (city/county easement). There is no existing driveway there and if approved I'd have to spend some money to get a driveway put in. I didn't want to go this route to save some money.
Also, could I pour a concrete slab (entry/exit point to/from the road) on the city/county easement (appears to be about 10 feet) in front of the other person's property (current driveway). That would allow my vehicles to easily/safely get on/off the driveway and on/off the road.
TJG are you legally qualified/permitted to practice real estate law in Jefferson County, Alabama. I don't have a clue how that stuff works. Really I'm asking do I need to get a local lawyer for the right answer. I'm not indicating that I don't appreciate what you've provided.
I hate to belabor the point, but could the monetary harm be that I didn't buy the land to use it as my driveway or pay for it's use as a driveway?
Note: The owner of the other pie slice of land is a tax assessor working in the county tax assessor's office. They picked up the small slice of land by paying the back taxes on it. Doesn't own any other pieces of land in the immediate area. Very impractical to do anyting on the land, but put up a fence on it--it's only a tenth of an acre in the shipe of a piece of pie. Others have tried to contact the individual to offer and buy the land, but without success--doesn't want to talk to anyone. Kinda weird.
I'll start contacting the right folks (city inspector, county road department, etc.) to get authority to move the driveway. They may not allow it, because a "blind" hill is to my left as I exit the driveway and another street exits out on to the road in front of the property we're looking to buy. I think they put the driveway in the place they have it for safety reasons.
Again, thanks! Lord be willing I'll be accepting your next answer. New to this type of service. It's neat...
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