I recently bought some property and i'm going to be putting some livestock and farm equipment on it, I recently found out a family has an easement that goes through my property (50 acres) can I legally put locks on the gates to keep my property and such safe if I provide them a key? Also I have a sign that clearly says keep gate shut everytime they go through the property they leave the gates open, can I do anything about that? Thanks
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Yes. And document that you've given them a key. (Just send them a letter, perhaps certified or you can hand deliver the letter.)
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Yes. An easement like this is for ingress and egress. So long as the other family is not precluded from using the easement, then you can lock the gates along the easement. As my colleague stated, document that you gave the other family a key.
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