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J. My wife and I bought a tract of land recently and learned

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Hi J.
My wife and I bought a tract of land recently and learned that an adjoining landowner wants an easement across our property to a public road.
This landowner has accessed his land for 35+ years by way of another public road and across 2 other landowners, one of which he just recently bought and now only had to cross one landowner.
How can we keep this landowner from crossing our property?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Please clarify, has the neighbor been using your land to get access to his land? If so, for how long?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi.the landowner has used the property I now own 2 times over a 35 yr period. Both times by permission of 2 different landowners and 2 different routes.
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 1 year ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** good, it means the neighbor has no easement.

You can just tell the neighbor that you are not going to allow this any longer, and you can fence your property and/or post No Trespassing signs. You have no legal obligation to grant an easement.

I hope this information is helpful.