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Can you tell me how long the drive has been used to access the neighbor's property?
Do they have any other way to reach the closest public road?
Ok, if it has been over 7 years, then the neighbors could claim a legal "easement by use" under the legal doctrine of "adverse possession". In Washington the period of time for adverse possession must be at least seven (7) years. Washington Code Â§7.28.050-.090.
If they haven't been using that route across your property for at least 7 years, you could block off access and then post the drive as private property and then prevent them from using your land to access theirs if they have an alternate route to the nearest public road.