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My relationship w/my neighbor has been decent 3 years I've

My relationship w/my neighbor has been decent for the 3 years I've lived next door. Earlier this year I proposed and then paid for half of the cost of removing 2 of his trees that he didn't like located near what he has ALWAYS maintained is the property line. This line consists of small shrubs (about 5' high) planted in a row between our lawns. I didn't like the 2 trees either, especially after one of them caused over $1,000 in damage to my backyard following a windstorm and was essentially dead-standing (after much debate, I finally got him to agree to pay for half of the damage. He maintained that while he was sorry it happened, he didn't feel he should have to pay anything). It was agreed upon that removal of the trees would be of mutual benefit. I told him that once the trees were down I intended to remove the shrubs (which he said he didn't care for anyway) and then put a fence up on what he asserted was property line, and he frequently proclaimed that he was "excited" for the privacy. The fence is now up (about 1 month). I also paid to have another one of his trees downed that was near the front yard property line because I am putting tall privacy shrubs from the end of the fence to the end of our lawns. He also proclaimed that he was "excited" for this privacy too, which would be of mutual benefit. I have not yet put the shrubs in but intended to do so next month. I would like to note that I make all the offers and I pay for everything - fence, shrubs, all at my cost with agreed upon mutual privacy. The reason I offered to pay for half of the 2 trees that were downed was because he is very cheap.Now, after a weekend BBQ with his father in law, a contractor, he is now complaining and threatening to sue because he claims my fence is a few inches over what he asserts to be the property line. He is planning to put an addition on his home and he is concerned about "needing every inch" (our homes are over 200 feet apart). The cost of the fence was $8,000 and the planned shrubs, which I am not doing as I am now expecting a letter in the mail, will cost over $4,000. I am making a sizable investment in privacy that was agreed to be of mutual benefit. What do I do?This seems very, very unfair to me. I have always been nice to him, and offered to pay for things and now he is being a snake. I am, however, fearful that I will be screwed if the line is over further than we thought. I do not want to lose my financial investment (I can't afford it). Thank you so very much for your time.

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Loren

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Barrister -- This is question on my mother's ROW

Hi Barrister --This is another followup question on my mother's ROW property issue.She has two deeds:The first -- 1965 Deed indicates the following regarding the right of way: “. . .Over the Northeast corner of the tract hereinbefore conveyed for the purpose of ingress and egress and the laying of water lines and the installation of power lines to the property of the Grantor lying IMMEDIATELY TO THE EAST OF THE PROPERTY hereinbefore conveyed, said right-of-way to be confined to a curse having a radius of 50 feet from the iron pin . . . “The property immediately to the East of the 1965 property IS the 1972 purchase MY PARENTS made for the additional lot. That original lot was divided into two lots by the original owner and sold as two separate lots. The 1972 deed (excerpt) to my parents and the other to the owner who would eventually sell to the party trying to use the ROW.The 1972 Deed for the lot my parent purchased indicates the following: “A Fifty foot right-of-way or easement across the northerly most portion of the hereinbefore described real estate as measured from the common boundary between Lee Shockey and that of the real estate conveyed to be used in common with the Grantor, his successors, heirs and assigns for their only proper use and behoof of them . . .”This Deed makes NO mention of any other property lying immediately to the East of the 1972 purchased property or does it mention anything about power lines and water lines.Sorry for the long question, but since the 1972 deed does not mention any other property as the first did. Could that mean that the right-of-way does not apply to the individual trying to get access to the ROW on mom's property?| 1965 lot | 1972 lot | other owners lot || | | |

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Barrister

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I live in Indiana, the city has an utility easement across

I live in Indiana, the city has an utility easement across my back yard. Does that give them a right to put a public bike path on that easement crossing my back yard?

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TJ, Esq.

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In the state of. Currently under contract and buyers

In the state of Washington. Currently under contract and buyers requested sewer scope. Couple of surprises: 1) the PVC pipe has been compromised 2) the compromise appears 93 ft away from my house and about 55 feet into my neighbors property. It appears there is no easement. Initial approach was not favorable and I have backed off until I have more information, i.e. what exactly would be involved with repair and what would the impact be. My question is, do I have any recourse if he refuses to allow me access for repairs? Buyers have indicated they will walk if repairs are not completed.

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Barrister

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If a non-cooperative neighbor has an easement on my

If a non-cooperative neighbor has an easement on my property, in this case stairs that reach the curb, can I modify the stairs, as long as the curb can be reached as conveniently?

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Barrister

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We have a 10 foot easement water line through our neighbors

We have a 10 foot easement for a water line through our neighbors property. The water line was installed in 1993. The neighbor whose property the waterline goes through is dumping dirt and fill over the water line saying he is going to raise the ground level 18'. If we need to do work on the line at a future date we will have to dig down approximately 20' to get to the water line. Is this legal for him to do? We are in Westmoreland County, Pa.

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William B. Esq.

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I own 6 acres of land in the woods (this is in a HOA) the

Good Evening,I own 6 acres of land in the woods (this is in a HOA) the land is in front on a little lake. The easement is in my property and is for a right of way to the other neighbors to access the lake. The deed says I am the owner. The Association says they own it and want to clear the easement of trees etc and want to built a dock. I pay taxes on the land where the easement is and the survey shows that the easement is within the boundaries of my property. Can the Association do what they want and are they co-owners of the easement? This is in Michigan in Gladwin County

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William B. Esq.

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Jumbolair Estates pushed a tree limb down and through our

Jumbolair Estates pushed a tree limb down and through our back fence, endangering our animals, destroying our fence and say that since the tree is on a easement from our property they are not responsible for the damage. They pushed the tree limb down with a bulldozer and through the fence instead of calling a tree trimming service to remove the portion of the tree on their property. Are we actually responsible?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

 
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My septic tank leach field is on my neighbors property, the

My septic tank leach field is on my neighbors property, the same person who sold me my house. There is no room to relocate on my property. His remainingg lot is too small to build a house as it would be on my leach field. Who has rights in this case?

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KimberlyLaw

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