200 acre farm . Friendly divorce. Both parents reside on farm in separate homes. Plan to survey 20 acres for each parent for sole ownership. Want the children to have the remainder of the land so no future partners can claim ownership. Parents plan to continue to pay taxes on land until children... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
Absolutely hire a competent TN attorney to draft that future interests deed which might include a class gift remainder. Apparently you will need three enforceable deeds. Do not even think of a title co. Lawyer will need to draft three new legal descriptions from the survey plat, and not... Read more »
The lake was built a long time ago before my house was built. When we moved in three years ago, the water was not draining onto our land. Within the last two months, it looks like a river rushing down the side of our property. They refuse to fix their overflow drainage pipe that used to divert... Read more »
answered on Apr 8, 2020
Most likely you have no legal recourse. Unless the overflow pipe was recently damaged and now is destroying your property, I see no cause of action. You might file for an Injunction in Chancery because of the continuing Property Tort. But if it is not causing a massive loss of dirt from the... Read more »
Neighbors down creek installed pond, now backs into our yard when it rains, they won't fix & now they are selling. We have lived in our home for 19+ years they built their home about 9 years ago then installed a pond in the middle of the creek, they changed the height & redirected the... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2019
You have probably already breached the three year property damage statute of limitation. No lien is possible without first suing them and getting a judgment. Although doubtful a competent attorney might be able to help you. There may be other causes of actions which two title searches and a... Read more »
I would like to build various trails on unused land that can not be accessed by roads and are owned by the government. Where would I look and how would I obtain a permit to build this in my community?
answered on Mar 25, 2019
A starting point could be to contact the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. They have a Knoxville Environmental Field Office.
I am currently in the process of fencing in an area that encloses a section of the creek on my property. The creek has a wide location where a secondary stream once ran around a dune, but now it's back down to the one main creek bed. I want to dig out the dune area, and open this naturally... Read more »
answered on Jan 1, 2019
Your downstream Landowners are the ones that might give you problems. If your pond stops the water flow of the creek beyond your property, then the adjoining Landowners may possibly sue you for Damages, an Injunction, Declaratory Judgment, etc. It may even be a benefit to the downstream... Read more »
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