Our house was built in 1955 on unincorporated land in our county. In 1971 our city was formed. When a next door neighbor
had her land surveyed, she discovered an easement
on the back of her property. So did the neighbor on the other side of our home. Both neighbors were able to have the easement eliminated from their properties because they were going to do some remodeling. I had no plans
at the time and was very busy at work. I did, however, have my property surveyed and did a lot line adjustment with the help of my title company because the property is on a hillside. At the time I also learned that the fence on the two neighbors that straddled the back of my property were, in fact on my property in the back. At one end of the back of my lot it was 3 feet. On the other side of my lot it went down to 0; however, both neighbors that abut my property at the back of the lot are on my property at some point along the back lot line.
I wanted to move my fence to its proper placement, but because I have the easement still showing up on my property, the fence company I asked would not move my fence. I now regret that I didn't take the time to eliminate that pesky easement (from the phone company) and would like to do it now. By the way, there are no wires on that easement. The telephone lines are on poles on the front of everyone's lot on the street.
How do I proceed to eliminate that easement now. At the time Southern Pacific Bell was the telephone company for our area. Now it is AT&T. Once again my lot is the only one that still has this easement on my side of the cul de sac.