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Just bought 10 acres of which included our driveway which

just bought 10 acres of which included our driveway which was an easement. everything was legally done seller signed survey map, we closed and we have the deed including the property the easement was on. now 2 months later the seller is coming back to us saying they didn't want to sell the easement. the certified survey clearly shows it was included in the land purchase. I live in Wisconsin is there anything legally the old owners can do?

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We own property ( County, Texas) with a utility easement

We own property (Harris County, Texas) with a utility easement (electric). We are the owner's of the easement.Question: Does homeowners association have any rights to the utility easement?Thank you.

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I am buying a home and the closing is tomorrow. I am an

I am buying a home and the closing is tomorrow. I am an attorney but don't generally do real estate closing. I am doing my closing tomorrow, but have been in close contact with another real estate attorney.I am reviewing the survey and the inground swimming pool seems to be over the utility and drainage easement. Is this an issue? The other attorney seems not to think so, but when I do an internet search I get mixed answers.

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I have been taking care of my neighbor's vacant lot adjacent

I have been taking care of my neighbor's vacant lot adjacent to my property (cutting lawn, trimming trees spring and fall clean-up etc...). Since my land has no parking, we have been using this area for guest parking without dispute since 1987. They have recently put up boundary's so that we cannot park on their property because they are upset due to several Summer parties this year where noise was load and many cars were packed into both of our properties. They stated that they were "Taking Back" their property. Do I have any recourse - I live in Massachusetts...?

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We live in county, TN. We bought our 12 acres in 2013. Our

We live in Carter county, TN. We bought our 12 acres in 2013. Our deed specifies several neighbors with an easement to use our road to access their properties. Shortly after we bought the property a man building a cabin on a parcel behind our property introduced himself. His property is not listed in our deed as having an easement. We have allowed him, including construction traffic to use our road. He has contributed some funding, though only half of his verbal promise toward repair of the road. Does he gain any rights to continued access because we have allowed him use?

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I have an easement of my property which I bought in 2002,

I have an easement of my property which I bought in 2002, the easement from the formerowner grant to SCE for $10 in 1931 , for putting the electrical post , The grantee never paythe landscape fee or property tax and require 65 foot frontage X 45 foot depth for free access . Can I have any option to recover of my cost to maintain the property in good order ?Mike

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We have an easement that runs through out land and egress. I

We have an easement that runs through out land for ingress and egress. I was told, by a surveyor that we own the land in the easement, under the road, but do not own the road. He stated that it is common law that the road is owned by the property owners needing the easement to reach their lots.Is this true? Is it written somewhere and how can I find it?Vickie Humphrey

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How to get my ownership of neighborhood common area? Back 3

How to get my ownership of neighborhood common area?Back 3 years ago, I purchased my house through bank foreclosure. In my neighborhood, there are 10 families (means 10 lots) plus one common lot. All houses were built around this common lot. The common lot number is ***** All 10 families response for paying tax and maintenance this common lot. Our neighborhood does not have formal home association, but we do have agreement for all 10 families to pay the fees for all expenses (tax, cut grass, etc.). This agreement was recorded back many years ago.All 10 families owned 1/10th of this common lot (lot-11). From county tax record, 10 families are the owners for this common lot.When I purchased my house (lot 3), title of this 1/10th common lot did not come with my house (lot 3). I was told that the deed of trust previous owner had does not include this 1/10th of common lot. I paid all fees and performed my duty to be of home owner in my neighborhood in past 3 years.Now I am selling my house, the next buyer wants 1/10th common lot title. I have tried to get previous owner help to write Quitclaim deed for the 1/10th common lot, but they refused to do so.Is there another way I can get this 1/10th common lot title?

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I would like information regarding easement access. I

I would like information regarding easement access. I inherited my parents property several years back. The residence is nestled in a small track of homes (9) which border an elementary school. Within the last year or so, the school has gone under an expansion effort. At issue here is access to all of our back yards. The home has been in our family since 1955. At the onset, my parents as well as the other families have had rear yard access in the form of a driveway/drive through.With the advent of the construction project, the powers to be have closed off access by means of a wire fence, placed about one foot from our rear yard fence line, prohibiting any access at all. I personally have queried the school office about the occurrence, and they have told us, that we have no recourse. I/We need to know in fact whether we do or do not have any legal recourse. I have discovered the original grant deed provided to my father back in 1955. I also have a current copy of a new grant deed obtained by a fellow neighbors realtor effort. There appears to be some variance on the current deed provided by the neighbors realtor than what appears to be on the original deed. The question being: Do we have any legal recourse at all? This project has caused devaluation of all of our properties.

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