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I have a lot that is restricted on development due to

I have a lot that is restricted on development due to neighbors on the street causing a reduction in street width from a 24 foot right of way to 9!feet. There have been no boundary adjustments and the street cannot be brought up to code if street is not recaptured. I understand possible adverse possession between lots, but not public right of way. One neighbor also claims he had a historic tree. In California and off very busy street

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I just closed on a house in CT this past Friday and moved in

Hello. I just closed on a house in CT this past Friday and moved in yesterday.The property I purchased has a right of way across a small portion of the neighbor's property. This includes use of a bridge that allows us to cross a small creek/river to get to our house. The bridge is on the neighbor's property and they own responsibility for maintenance of the bridge.Today, the neighbor told us we're no longer able to drive across the bridge because it's unsafe and needs to be replaced. She said she has no money to replace it and we need to park on the other side of the river and walk to our house. There is no plan to remedy the bridge in the near future. The estimate she gave us for the replacement of the bridge was $110K.She also mentioned that the sellers were aware of this issue.We can access our property, but this is a pretty massive problem. It will prohibit us from having any visitors to the property and will prevent us from getting the materials to the house that are needed to renovate, repair an existing septic issue, etc.A few questions:1. What are my options for a forcing the owner of the bridge to remedy the issue?2. Can I continue to use the bridge, even though she's asked us not to?3. Does the seller have any liability in this issue, if they knew about the problem and didn't disclose?

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Purchased a home 4 yrs ago..had walkway between myself and

purchased a home 4 yrs ago..had walkway between myself and neighbor... wanted to improve it as it was rocks and hard to walk on and put pavers down following original line..after completion neighbor informed me part was on his property but,said it didn't bother him as he was never on that side of the house. he has since sold and new owner purchased home knowing this...I did not get anything in writing from previous owner.New owner wants it removed....what rights do I have if any

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The Lake Country Power company in Grand Rapids, MN is

The Lake Country Power company in Grand Rapids, MN is proposing to bury utility lines on a service road to our lake home. We received a letter with a new right of way easement agreement. It says for valuable consideration, though none was provided. They are literally demanding that the easement across our property be 40 feet of land. This will mostly dest***** *****terally dozens of trees and ruin the appearance of our property from the road. Since they are simply burying a line 40 feet seems nothing more than a punitive land grab. What recourse do I have? What happens if I refuse to sign the agreement?

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I have property on a street in an unincorporated parcel of

I have property on a street in an unincorporated parcel of the county, can I restrict usage of the right of way, (ie; keep cars from parking?)

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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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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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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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In the 1966, county commissioners in the State of Idaho

In the 1966, county commissioners in the State of Idaho signed a resolution to abandon a bridge.Were they required to follow the formal actions outlined in I.C. � 40-203?

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