We purchased 1 family home with 8 acres, the seller also owned 20 acres behind the house and acerage he sold to us, at that time the 20 acres was being used as pasture with livestock on it, he demanded an easement
so that he could tend to his livestock, we agreed..had no issues with that....however during the closing neither the attorney nor our real estate
representative (supposedly representing our interest)never once mentioned the easement or suggested defining it and having a spelled out mutual agreement (which we now have learned is suggested by law experts), the easement was filed the day following the closing. We had no issues with the easement at that time, then the seller informs us he is leasing the property out to a couple with option to buy....then here comes 3 mobile homes
, for a total of 4 families (one mobile is residence to two families), for a total of min 12 licensed drivers, our hell began almost at the onset, from speeding vehicles, to joyriding grandkids with no helmet protection on their laps, up and down the easement, children at that time age 11 or 12 allowed to drive motor vehicle up and down the easement, to which we objected, they sent their children and the childrens friends to ride their bikes on the easement, they themselves have 20 acres in the back....we had the burden of delivery trucks,...mail, home fuel...visitors,,,etc.. they thought they could mow the easement with a tractor....when we kept...and still do well mowed on a weekly basis...on the roadfront to the main road I always pickup all trash thrown out by vehicles passing by.. before I mow with a lawnmower not a bushhog...when they mowed they just shredded the trash with a bushhog...not pretty to the eye...we like a well kept environment...pleasing to the eye. We have spoken with the seller...to no avail....the closing attorney basically told us we were at their mercy....we had no rights...so we visited another attorney...this was last year, he recommended we hire a good real estate lawyer, he also told us...we could pave the drive and add speed bumps...to prevent excessive and reckless speeding cars...also told us we could put in gates....we have to date done neither....we received this week in the mail a letter from our closing attorney informing us that we were obstructing the easement and ask we refrain from doing that...emphasizing the we MUST leave a 25 foot passage...we have at no time obstructed the easement...at no time have the renters ever called law enforcement to have obstructions removed from the easement...the renters wanted to open a Childrens Day Care...we objected...the easement was not designed to accommodate the traffic that at present flows...it was put in to serve our haouse and pasture land behind us....these renters and the seller we feel are unduly harassing us and causing undue duress....do you know or can you recommend a legal team specializing in easement laws in Alabama...we would be willing to travel a distance foor good representation....we are 75 (and my husband is very ill) and 69....we just can not live what few years we have left under what we feel is tyranny and harassement, Thank you for your time.