I've lived in my home since 1986. Last summer the property adjoining me sold and the house was torn down. They are building 3 homes on this property. Today I discovered that they tore down part of my 6 ft fence and a huge plum tree on my side o...
It appears that you have a valid claim of adverse posession and for property damage. You should contact an attorney immediately.See question
My Neighbors tree is brushing against the siding of my building, a window and my roof. So far no actual damage has occurred. I am concerned the constant brushing will wear the siding surface out. When it gets windy, the branches keep banging again...
I would first suggest you speak with your neighbor about the tree as it appears it is invading your yard space and damaging your home. Perhaps they will take action immediately to trim the tree. If that does not occur you should put your neighbor on notice that if your property is damaged you will seek to hold them responsible. Although you have every right to trim the branches that are hanging into your lot past the property line I would make sure that what ever trimming you do does not materially damage the tree.
I suggest you first contact your neighbor.
there are liens on the property and they are being sued as well. I want to sell the property. What should I do? I have been served papers.Help!
In a condemnation action the City will seek to take the property free and clear of all liens and therefore the liens and past due taxes will come out of the court award or settlement amount by order of priority. Therefore depending upon the amount of the liens they may not be entirely paid off.
It is unclear as to who has served you papers and if litigation has been started. The liens will not impact or slow down the condemnation action. In any event you should retain counsel and immediately obtain an appraisal to determine the just compensation you are owed. Regardless of the fact that you may not receive any portion of the award directly, it will ultimately reduce some of your debt.
If I build a low fence (say about 3 feet tall) across an easement, and the fence contains a door which is not locked, but can be latched, then are there any potential problems? The easement is for: a) utility access for my and my neighbor's pr...
Putting an unlocked gate across an easement is generally not a problem and the court has addressed this a number of time. The question is whether or not you are interfering with the use of the easement. This seems like a reasonable solution for security, etc. depending on your location.See question
We received the title and it has covenants written in 1952 but that are still in effect according to the title company. The city of bellevue has no issues with our plan to build a 2 story home, however one of the restrictions in the title covenant...
While the term 1.5 stories is ambiguous it an be enforced. I recently took a very similar case to this to trial and the fact patterns can be very complicated as these types of covenant restrictions can appear to be violated but not entirely abandoned.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION. You don't want to buy a lawsuit.
We have a vacation property with a cabin situated on a 13-acres lot and 1200 feet riverfront with water and electricity onsite. The county offered $60K which is not enough compensation to replace a comparable property. We counter-offered for $100...
My practice is focused on issues involving eminent domain and what you are telling me is fairly typical. Assuming the agency has a public use for the property it can be acquired through the eminent domain process. In that the county would have to bring a petition in eminent domain asking that the court find that this is a public use and necessary to be taken. This is a fairly low standard and unfortunately even if you don't agree, these questions are really left up to elected officials. The good news is that you must be paid fair market value for the property and if you cannot agree, the matter can be determined by a jury based on the evidence presented. The key is of course to first find out what the property is actually worth on the open market. Note: there are some advantages to selling under the threat of eminent domain, no excise tax and no sales commission. This is an area of law where you really do need the assistance of an attorney experienced in this area of law since there are a number of subtle nuances in the practice that throw off even experienced real estate attorneys.
Please feel free to contact me.
The 40' easement is sited inside the 60' easement. Both easements are for roads and utilities. Of the 3 grantees on the 40' easement, 2 were not party to the 60' easement.
As a practical matter what happens on the surface may feel and look the same, but you have a problem. Easements are in essence contracts which grant the holders a "non-possessory" interest in land. The easements have terms and conditions with most modern easements having special provisions for maintenance, type of use, etc.
From what you have stated there really isn't enough information to conclude that the easement replaced the old one or that the old easement was released or relinquished.
This is something that will need to be corrected.
He is getting no where only just being paid. No authorizations for more test. Physical therapist not an option or Water Therapy. Now they want a Nerve conduction Study and no one will authorize this. He needs someone to talk to.
The fact that he is still getting paid is a good thing because the claim is still open. The frustration is the delay which often occurs under these types of claims. There are a number of very good attorneys who specialize in workers compensation claims and you should contact one if for no other reason than to understand your options and the process better.See question
I own a lot in Snohomish County. The owner of neighboring lot has built a shed on my lot. He has refused contact via phone, mail and face to face. He did not have my permission to use my lot. I have all the County info showing lot location, ow...
You need to see a lawyer immediately and get a survey. Adverse possession can occur after 7 years under what as known as "color of title" (think of a writing or incorrect deed) and 10 years without it. The time frames you mention are dangerously close to this. Also the neighbor may assert other claims such as boundary by acquiescence. What is also troublesome in your fact statement is that it appears that you are relying on someone else's survey which may or may not be correct and you are using approximate locations.
You have no time to waste. See a lawyer and act accordingly.
The current owners aren't the culprits, but who pays when the property owners put landscaping that eventually interferes with the functionality of the easements purpose ? Can I ensure that this won't reoccur ?
Easements are very specific and you refer to your water line as your "main" which is different than a service line. Review the easement carefully and first determine is it your easement which is appurtenant to your property or is it an easement in gross belonging to the utility. Generally the owner of the fee reserves the right to use the surface so long as it does not interfere with the use of the easement, but that is not true in all cases - thus there may be no surface rights retained. It may also spell out who maintains the line. As a general rule I agree that the damage caused by the tree will have to be paid for by the owner of the burdened property (the one who owns the tree) but you need to read your easement before jumping to conclusions.See question