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My neighbor has but up a barrier which prevents me from

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My neighbor has but up a barrier which prevents me from accessing a small section of lawn between our 2 properties. My lawn mover is wider than the space between her barrier and a window well so I have to lift the mower over the window well if I want to mow. She then placed another barrier so I cannot mow a strip until I can prune back a bush to get past it. Do I have a right to access this strip of property between our 2 homes?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Iowa
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Who owns the strip? Is her barrier entirely on her own property?