Asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Texas

Q: Can I stop my neighbor from subdividing his land?

I own several acres of land. The neighbor behind me has 40. He uses an easment on my property to get to his land. He wants to subdivide his land. That would make the traffic on my land much busier and from what I understand I am responsible for maintaining the easement. Is there anything I can do to stop him from subdividing? I don't want the maintenance or liability or traffic

1 Lawyer Answer
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Start by checking what type of easement he has and whether it gives him the right to subdivide his land and keep the same easement. I'm surprised he's not responsible to maintain the easement. You may want to take the deed regarding the easement to an attorney to review.

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