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Florida The water main home (built 1979) passes through two

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The water main for my home (built 1979) passes through two properties to the point of connection to the municipal supply. No written easement was found after a records search with the local utility authority. I have determined there is a leak in the water main. Neighbor 'A', immediately adjacent and with whom I have an amicable relationship, is agreeable to permitting access for repairs. The leak appears to be at the distant edge of 'A's property, near a fence between 'A' and neighbor 'B'. The main passes through 'B's property to the meter. Repair will quite possibly require access to that area of 'B's property adjacent to the fence where the water main is located. ('B' is a rental property). I have yet to contact the owner of the 'B's rental property but would like to be somewhat prepared if there is any resistance, I suspect there is ample grounds for granting a de facto easement but would appreciate any input. Related to this - at the time of construction whose res
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Related to this - at the time of construction whose responsibility might it have been to file an easement, the property owner, contractor or utility authority?
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Whose property is the leak on? Neighbor A? Neighbor B? Or your property? Or, not sure?

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!