El Paso, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: I purchase a land from a seller when the land closed did't have a road now is a corner lot. Is this an easement?

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Douglas J. Shumway

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Texas

A: There are a number of ways that an easement can be created but many times the exact rights associated with a non-contractually created easement are hard to nail down. You would be well served to hire a local real estate lawyer to go over the specifics of your situation. Any real estate lawyer will want to look at surveys, review the purchase contract, check out the land records, etc., in order to properly advise you so if you have those things you will want to take them with you to the consultation. Lee Stevenson, a real estate lawyer in my law firm's San Antonio office can help you if you are near there. The foregoing answer is provided by Douglas J Shumway, Esq.: (801) 478-8080. The answer provided is not intended to form an attorney client relationship and should not be construed as legal advice. Mr. Shumway is licensed only in Utah. Mr. Shumway's law firm has offices in Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Las Vegas

Edward J. Kazaleh

  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I am a real Texas Attorney that has done thousands of acres of land development projects and handled many property transfers or purchases.

There are many things that can alter if that is a private road, public dedicated road or private easement (and who gets to use it if it is an easement). It could also depend on if it was all "platted" at the County. You really need to have an Attorney look at it with you. Many times people are buying land without Attorneys doing the paper work or Deed and they find out years later they have serious problems. Before you sink too much into the deal, secure your investment with the assistance of a real estate/land development lawyer. It is what I do Statewide. Please go to our Web Site www.bizlaw.pro or Email us directly at propertylawyer@live.com.

We could probably do a quick review for a LOW FLAT FEE and have online access to the Title Records of almost all Texas Counties.

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