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Can I claim land that was designated as a proposed street in
Can I claim land that was designated as a proposed street in a plat filed more than 30 years ago?I own 9 contiguous lots in a rural area. The lots are arranged in a roughly square shape totaling 17.78 acres. The property was subdivided more than 30 years ago, and was initially owned by a woman who rode horses on the land. I bought the 9 lots from her in 1999 and immediately constructed a sturdy field fence around the perimeter, in order to move my goat raising operation from another ranch.On the plat, there is a proposed street/cul-de-sac that juts into the middle of the property about 300 feet to provide access to 5 of the lots (all owned by me). When I built the fence around the land back in 1999, I ran the fence line straight across the entrance of the proposed street, closing it off to the connecting street, and including the area as grazing pasture with my other lots. All my land/lots surrounding the proposed street are zoned for agricultural use.Is it possible for me to incorporate this 2/3 acre of land into my holdings? I have no plans to develop the land, therefore the proposed street is not going to be needed any time soon.
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
I have a piece of property listed that has a written
I have a piece of property listed that has a written easement to it and is recorded on a plat map. Neighbor has 2 or 300 ft of the easement fenced off so that I cannot drive off the road into the acreage. What needs to be done to make them tear the fence down?
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I want to buy a property that's on 3 acres and build
I want to buy a property that's on 3 acres and build some tiny houses on it do I have to get it rezoned to get tiny houses? where do you go to get it rezoned? also do tiny houses make the property property a multi unit property? Anything else I should be aware of for tiny houses on the property?
Recently I change my name through Naturalization process. 1.
Hello. Recently I change my name through Naturalization process.1. Do I have to change my name in my house title ? ( If I don't change it, what can be problem ? )2. County clerk (TEXAS Hidalgo) said to me that I need to file "Warranty deed" for name change.In this case, Should I pay all mortgage at one time ?3. Is there better way for this matter ? ( affidavit ? )please answer to all 3 questions. I will appreciate it.
I live in very small community (14 townhouses at all ) andView more real estate law questions
I live in very small community (14 townhouses at all ) and have HOA.2 years ago association lawyer sent me letter. According to this letter i have fee simple title for the association common area (4300 sqft) because according to the Declaration of Covenants: "Each lot shall consist only of the pad site and the structure. All property located outside of the structure is association Common property". Plus: the entire subdivision has plat that is inconsistent with Declaration. (according to this plat all fee simple land without any easements and without any restrictions belongs to owners, and is not association's common property at all ). My title to the property does not mention the Declaration either.I continue pay taxes for this land (my lot 2873) and liability insurance as per plat recorded. http://interstateauction.com/2006dec10_the_laureate/Laureate_Final_Plat.pdfI contacted my title insurance company. They could not defend my fee simple title and confirm that I live in condominium community.b. Association lawyer 2 years ago wrote,that the Board of Directors "intends to propose an amendment to the Declaration which would make the boundary lines of Lots consistent with the boundary lines depicted on the plat for the community".c. A year ago the same lawyer sent our HOA president a report how step by step to fix homeowners titlesd. All that information was never disclosed by HOA president at the meetings ( also i do not know which kind of title HOA president has: fee simple, PUD or condo)Question 1:I requested that HOA president disclosed association lawyer's letter/report to all members of our association as according to the lawyer: "will enhance market value for each townhome and clarifying it is not a condominium".HOA president replied that is not going to answer any of my letters/requests anymore and is not going to disclose any lawyers reports including this.What to do in this situation? How to force HOA president to disclose that important information to all members ?Without unamended Covenants Half of our subdivision has fee simple (defective) titles as another half -PUD and titles for condo units . HOA president is not going to disclose this information (my opinion: with this inconsistencies association can manipulate this land ) For example:without my permission put herbicides on my land and tell that according to the Declaration all my land is association's common property. Or allow other homeowners use my land as common area during any time of the day.On the other hand its very convenient for HOA president to manipulate that inconsistencies and tell new neighbor (she bought townhome as a condominium unit) that we live in fee simple community and association is not going to do exterior maintenance of the units.Question 2: Can association ignore my letters and answer that is not going to reply on any of my requests?Question 3: Five years ago I planted 2 small trees and one bush on the side of my unit ( this is exactly association common property). During 5 year association neither sent me any letter about trees , nor discussed my trees and bush on the meeting.Can association right now without my permission and without any note cut my trees and bush (I am out of town at present time)?Sincerely,Svetlana Polgul