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23 years ago my mother-in-law sold us 30 acres on the

23 years ago my mother-in-law sold us 30 acres on the northwest corner of her 160 acres. She gave us an easement with the purchase price but told us to use the existing roadway that ran adjacent to the easement because putting in the expressed easement would take out part of the farmland. Recently, ( within the last 5 years or so ), she sold a parcel to her granddaughter and husband that overlaps the road we were directed to use when we purchased our property. Do we have the legal right to continue to use the existing roadway we have been using for 23 years or can the granddaughter and husband restrict our use?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: we recently had the property surveyed and the property line currently runs on part of the existing roadway.

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We Bought our property in 1969 and It had a fence on it that

We Bought our property in 1969 and It had a fence on it that was the property line Now some people that own property on the other side of our fence have had a surveyer come and survey their property and they are trying to say their line come around 2 ft past our fence. The highway department made a rightway between their property and ours They are going across the road the highway dept. built and trying to calim property on the other side of our fence,We told them to start at our steel stake that was driven in over 30 years ago and and measure from our peg to get the end of ther line.How do the surveyer determined where to start and out?Our property has been fenced over 47yr. that we have owned and the fence has been on this property over 100 years. Wollud the law say that since we have had it finced over 47 year that is was our no matter what.?I do not feel we shoud have to spent a lot of money to have it re surveyed

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My neighbor put their fence over the property line on my

my neighbor put their fence over the property line on my property. can I make them move the fence and if the refuse can I remove the fence

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I was giving a verbal easement to park a vehicle on the side

i was giving a verbal easement to park a vehicle on the side of my house by the orig owner who has passed away now the inheritance want to revoke this easement . is this possibleJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: caJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: nope ,they have . i just received a letter from themJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: the attorney indicated that i tear up the cement pathway and no longer have the right to pass through an area of about 1 sq foot of property that allows room enough to park a car

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Barrister -- Contacting you again on my Mom's property. Had

Hi Barrister --Contacting you again on my Mom's property.Had the survey completed and got the results. The surveyor has placed the following notation directly on the survey:Quoting the note he has placed within the survey itself:IN 1965 HARRY ETTER INTENDED FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR VILLA VIEWDRIVE TO BE ALONG THE WESTERN PROPERTY LINE OF LEE SHOCKEY, NOW NANCY JACKSON.IN AUGUST OF 1966, THE RIGHT-OF-WAY WAS MOVED WESTWARD IN ORDER TO CREATETHE LOT OF CURRENT RICHARD BERKLITE, THEREBY MAKING THE 50' RIGHT-OF-WAYACROSS GUNBY UNUSABLE AND ESSENTIALLY ELIMINATING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO PEN MAR ROAD.The way I'm reading this is that the "entrance" to the right of way on my mom's property -- which was on Richard Berklite's property was moved in 1966. So it no longer exists on his property. As a result, the right of way still indicated on my mom's deeds is NOT accessible from Villa View Drive nor can it provide access to Villa View Drive and subsequently Pen Mar Road the Main Road.Does this give me any leverage to have the Right of way removed from my mom's property? Also, have a large amount of evidence that support the Adverse possession defense we had previously discussed.If it does, do I need to go to court to have it removed or how do I pursue getting this off the deed?Attached is a scanned copy of the survey document.

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I am planning to have a contractor remove several trees on

I am planning to have a contractor remove several trees on my property and trim & shape others while they are here. My neighbor has four very large crepe myrtle trees whose limbs have grown over the property line and are restricting my plants from getting the rain and sun they need to grow. I want to trim my neighbors trees (just the branches) back so they do not encroach on my property. The contractors who are bidding on the job tell me that I can legally trim the neighbors trees back so they do not extend onto (or over) my property. I've heard this from other people as well, but would like to know specifically where "in the law" it says it is legal for me to do so. I am not expecting the neighbor to be pleased when she learns of my plans. I am getting HOA approval before proceeding and am giving each neighbor a copy of the project plan.....with drawings and a detailed narrative. Can you tell me what law gives me the right to trim my neighbors trees that have over-grown onto my property?

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Am trying to build a roof on the side of an existing

HelloJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: am trying to build a roof on the side of an existing structure and want to extend it from the side of the structure to the fence property line without encroaching on the neighbor's property. However although the roof will not encroach on the neighbors property, when it rains the water will land on his property. Is that or will it be an issue where legal matter will ensue?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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My neighbor has filed a letter to make me move parts of my

my neighbor has filed a letter to make me move parts of my irrigation system and a fence that terminates at their fence at a 90 deg. angle. my fence encroaches approx. 20 inches of their property. It shows this encroachment on both of our surveys, the irrigation system falls along the line of their fence. The fence and irrigation system have been in place 10 years or better. what are my responsibilities in respect to their claim of nuisance trespass.

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I have just found out my Mother (80yo) bought a property in

I have just found out my Mother (80yo) bought a property in N. Idaho that has a neighbors shed encroaching on her property by @ 200sq ft; with a 8x40ft strip of land via a 8ft fence offset. (With the fence encroachment it's more like 520sq ft total) The shed's gotta be @ 60 years old at least and the encroachment is obvious. Mom unknowingly let the encroachment be excluded from theTitle Policy and the Survey clearly shows the property lines identify the encroachment. The neighbor is simple folk that doesn't understand Adverse Possession and hasn't claimed it; but know they alsothink they own the land under it. I want Mom to get along with her neighbors; but she could lose this land & it restricts any future sale. Is there some kind of legal document ($1/yr perpetual lease maybe?) that would protect Mom and allow the encroachment at the same time before I have to file Action to Quiet Title? btw...is that no good dirty low down RE Agent liable for this? He clearly took advantage of a Buyer that may be on the edge of dementia.

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