Question, How difficult is it to terminate utility easements
across a property when the house has basically been abandoned for 15 years and the house is termite and carpenter bee infested to a point that the house is no longer habitalble, but the owner is insistant in retaining easement rights ?
JA: OK. The Real Estate
Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Pulaski, Virginia
JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: no, the issue just came up. I am looking into purchasing the property and I need the power line removed to cut down large trees. The water line is steel and most likely rusted out.
JA: Is there anything else the Real Estate Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: The easement was probably given by gentlemens agreement in the late 20's or early 30's. I would guess it was given at that time because of convienence that is no longer needed.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.