Millsboro, DE asked in Real Estate Law for Delaware

Q: Buying house Had survey Prop line goes through driveway Neighbor owner will not allow easement Homes been there 100 yrs

The seller and I already agreed to price. There is no other place on this land for another driveway. Can a neighboring property owner not allow me access to this house? Property I am buying has had the use of this driveway as long as anyone in town (Bridgeville) has known. Neighboring house has their driveway on the other side of their house. The part of the driveway on the house I want is not wide enough to access said property. Is this legal to be denied access after all these years of use?

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Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Licensed in Delaware

A: When you buy a house in Delaware, you are required to have an attorney. Your attorney will do a title search and obtain a survey. Your questions can best be answered after the title search and survey are completed. Your attorney will be able to answer your question at that time. Good luck.

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