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I have a condo in TN and the electrical and water utility

I have a condo in TN and the electrical and water utility room is behind it. The HOA would have to go through my condo to get to the elec. Do I have any rights to refuse or demand $ for an easement.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Tenn.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No I bought the unit from a party and have a deed. It is an old building transformed from a hotel to a condo. I bought this empty unit to use for my bakery. Now there comes investors buying up control of the building and not wanting to offer me much and soon to force everyone out with million dollar assessments. I'm wondering if me owning the right of way to their electric. water gas will give me any advantage in not being assessed out. I've been here 30 years and I want to stay or be giving a fair offer.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: In my condo on the other side of the hall I have my bakery and I have lots of fuses that operate all kinds of things in the building including the front door. Could I keep them out unless they treat me fairly.

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My historic property (va) is located in a developed area

My historic property (va) is located in a developed area that now has a homeowners association. I am not a member and my property is not included in the HOA. The only access to my property is through the development. Can the hoa prevent me from accessing my property?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time, thank you

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A pipe line company installed a large pipe line (18 in dia)

A pipe line company installed a large pipe line (18 in dia) through a farm in which I have 1/4 interest. The company obtained right-of-way from the 3/4 owners but never contacted me. Do I have any recourse.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: West VirginiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The line is in and is operationalJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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We have owned a property for around 60 years. The deed says

We have owned a property for around 60 years. The deed says more or less an acre. The boundaries of the property have been understood and recognized for that time period. The deed also says we have a right of way to the spring which extends about 100 ft or more onto the neighbor,s land. The new owner of the adjacent property said about 15 years ago that their land extended right through our 100 year old barn to within feet of our house. They built a fence arbitrarily along what was our view of the real boundaries. Now they are saying that they graciously gave or allowed us to use their land. I do not think they realize that our right of way across their land would eat up more of their land than they claim to own of our land. I live in the state of Vermont.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VermontJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Our deed is filed with the town. The deed supersedes our neighbors by around 30 yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Do we have to grant a right-of-way to a new land owner

Do we have to grant a right-of-way to a new land owner through our property? The previous land owner had a right of way through other land owners property for many years. The new land owner is demanding we give him a right-of-way through our property. Our property is a shorter distance than the previous right-of-way. We have owned our property for 40 years and to my knowledge there was never a prior right-of-way through our property. Also he has access to his property by public waterways. Thank you.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Sorry LouisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not at this point.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that is it.

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In 1974, I bought property which needed a right-of-way to

In 1974, I bought property which needed a right-of-way to get to it. I personally constructed that right-of-way myself, with instruction from the then current owner. It is a 16 foot, perpetual right-of-way used now, by six other people, also. That is no a problem, other than three of them do not want to contribute to maintenance. The problem is that the one neighbor has pine trees that were planted too close to edge of the road and the limbs continue to grow out over the drive area. We have continually been running on the edge away from these trees and now I can't get in and out with my camper without scraping the sides. I used to drive my 18 wheeler in and out daily. Last weekend, I trimmed some of those limbs back (not even as far as they should be) and now I have them going ballistic on me, saying I had no right to touch their trees. If you could, please advise me of my rights in this matter. Thank you, ***** *****JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Butler, PA 16001JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The neighbor called me about an hour ago and when she did not get the satisfaction she was looking for, hung up on me. I wanted to explain situation to her , but she refused to listen. Others have told me she is impossible to get along with. Sad !

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A land developer built a ditch on my property without my

A land developer built a ditch on my property without my permission. During the construction process they cut essential roots on four trees, destroyed a private driveway causing major runoff into the road, and left behind construction debris. Is there anything legally I can do about this?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AlabamaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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We have a private drive way with rights of way and my

We have a private drive way with rights of way and my neighbors just blocked with concrete barriers and parked their car in front/ next to barriers so we can't pass. Is this illegal?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Plymouth maJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No but I have paper from registry of deeds stating right of wayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a property where there is an easement held by an

I have a property where there is an easement held by an adjacent property owner to drive through my property. The land owner of adjacent property had tenants that would periodically leave vehicles along the easement. Given the steep access to her property and heavy winter I simply asked that they get permission and identify their vehicles to me. I received no compensation for these favors I extended her tenants. About two months ago one of her tenants brought a 62 foot city bus onto my property. At my expressed concern the tenant said he would remove the bus. Subsequently the bus burned up. Now the county, rightful so, wants the bus removed. The landlord of the adjacent property refuses to take responsibility for her tenant's actions. Do I have any recourse? Thank you Colin

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