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Property rights and Easements Question

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If I were you, I would make sure the easement is either on your survey map or described in the deed for your property.  If it is I would make damn sure that they kept whatever work inside of that easement.  Unfortunately there is probably not a whole lot you can do to stop it as there is apparently an easement not to mention they can probably use eminent domain.  Usually there are town planning meetings to discuss such projects.  I would plan on attending the next one and voicing your displeasure.  

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If you signed the closing docs and the easement was on the plat map that they provided at closing, you don't have a leg to stand on.

 

Sorry.

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I will just put sod over it when Im showing the house...hopefully they wont notice.

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It could be worse. They are getting ready to build one of those six flags over Jesus type churches in my back yard. I'd take a few deep breaths and let it go.



Now all your toast will have a burnt image of Kenny Rogers on it....that just will not stand!

A full on Jesus theme park would triple the value of my home here in God's country..

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You are "servient" and the city is "dominant" when it comes to easements.  You get to enjoy the property (Look at but not build upon, keep up the property (ie" mow & weed.) and use the property (ie: stand on.).  The city retains rights to the property and everything underneath.  Most cities have an easement behind property to erect power/telephone/cable poles or in your case bury drainage pipes.

 

Easements can very from a few feet on both sides of the property line to 10 sometime 15 feet on both sides.  You can go to your counties GIS and look up your property.  Doing a plot map version instead of a the Google Earth (picture) version.  This usually has the easement on it. 

 

If you do have an easement, then yes, you're screwed.

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It could be worse.  They are getting ready to build one of those six flags over Jesus type churches in my back yard.  I'd take a few deep breaths and let it go.

 

 

I could dig up and subsequently sell you some old indian bones and you could claim native burial grounds back there....but it won't come cheap!!!!

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