Lorton, VA asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Virginia

Q: Can a house be built on land to block the right of way & only access to another’s house, used for 100 years?

Family members used land as driveway to have access to their home. Portion of land bought by someone else now has home almost built land locking the house in back of it. Thought the land used as driveway by family members would be grandfathered in in Va. what is law? Does City have any responsibility when they had land records showing the use of land? Or builder?

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Ross Cameron Hart
Ross Cameron Hart
  • Salem, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It is certainly suspicious, but there are not enough facts to be able to answer your question. This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet answer. Find and sit down with an experienced attorney in your area – there is a ‘search’ feature that can help you.

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