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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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I bought three acres of land from my sister and

I bought three acres of land from my sister and brother-in-law. We went to a lawyer instead of a title company. In the papers if I wanted to sell it, I had to give sixty day notice in writing so they would have the opportunity to buy it back. I did that,no response. I have it listed with a realtor. There is a road on their property that I have to travel on to get to my home and property. She says she will block that road if I continue to have my home for sale. In the warranty deed it mentions the road,I do not fully understand it all.

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Our private right-of-way road easement runs through a

Our private right-of-way road easement runs through a neighbors land. Although there is no problem driving on the road, the neighbor chases road maintenance crews away either via intimidation or downright threats. He keeps 2 horses on his property and thinks maintenance will bother them. He claims it is his property and they are trespassing. The rest of the neighbors willingly pay for all maintenance. The road has been there for many year. The horses only 5 or 6 years.

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How far of a privet easement can we build a house. there are

How far of a privet easement can we build a house. there are no homes off the easement and only 1 friend uses it for hunting.

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I have 103 acres that I own and I have a easement in writing

I have 103 acres that I own and I have a easement in writing that gives the adjacent property owner access rights to his parcel. The land is a farm turned back to nature with grasses and thickets. I am having an issues with a friend of the land owner who comes down to plant/farm the 2 acres the government allows the land owner to have under the goverment funded program. He has driven into my field in order to avoid the dips in the easement access. Since the owner has rights to access his land via the easement, does this mean I must give his friends access rights as well or can I prevent his friends from trespassing on my land?

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I have written in my property contract that an area of land

I have written in my property contract that an area of land is for egress and ingress only. This is recorded with the county. This tract of land is owned by my neighbors and they seem to think they can use it as a parking lot. The reason I had this written in to my purchase agreement is so I would have street access for my business. How do I go about enforcing this.

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Pearl, I own one side of a private road my property extends

Hi Pearl, I own one side of a private road my property extends to the middle of the road the road is a*****base and the easement is a 50ft easement. Is it legal for me to place my fence within the 50ft easement on my side of the road so long as it doesn't interfere with the ingress and egress on the road?JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet I've one neighbor on the road who wants me to move my existing fence to the outside of the 50ft easementJA: Is there anything else the Real Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: the fence was existing before this neighbor purchased the land on the other side of the road. his land adjoins my land in the middleJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Land owner (neighbor) has recently purchased the additional

Land owner (neighbor) has recently purchased the additional parcel that our ROW runs on to access our land-locked property. Our property was purchased 40 yrs ago, with deeded ROW enabling us to grade, build, and maintain the 20' ROW driveway at our expense whole past 40 yrs. Since his purchase, he continues to alter the driveway under the pretense of maintenance, but in a manner that is in opposition to what experience has taught us for beneficial and necessary grading, drainage, gravel, etc. He also has placed fence 8+ fence post stakes to mark culvert/drainage places which are within the edges of the drive itself, close enough that you have to dodge and watch your mirrors when passing. He threatens to add railroad ties within the edges of the drive in a curved area that has a steep embankment drop, which is on the portion of the drive he has never regularly accessed because it is the fork off of the main drive which leads off into our property. We have driven this 40 yrs with no issue with the embankment, and again those railroad ties would be placed encroaching in on the gravel edge due to space. In addition, he has stated that he plans to dig up and replace a culvert that the driveway passes over to access the main road. This would apparently be a multi-day project, which would block us access entirely in or out for school, work, etc. What are our rights in regards ***** ***** issues?

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Can I change the route of an existing right-of-way? I live

Can I change the route of an existing right-of-way? I live on a farm in West Virginia and would like to change the route of an existing right-of-way to the neighbor's property. Specifically, I would like to improve the efficiency of my pastures by installing fencing and gates across the current right-of-way road. I am willing to pay for the construction of a new road that circumvents the pastures. As a result, the neighbors would not have to go through the gates but would have to travel a longer distance to their property. I believe the dispute here will be between my desire to improve my farm and the neighbor's desire not to drive a longer distance. The new road would be about 2,500 feet longer than the existing road: 4,000 versus 1,500. (These estimate are approximate.) Aside from irritating my neighbor, are there legal constraints on this action?

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