Akron, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: I own a house and property I have ingress and egress to get to it in the deed the owner of the house below just bought

He just bought property below us a year ago he came up acting stupid saying we drive to fast in drive way we never go over 10mph their are potholes everywhere for one and now he is trying to say he is going to cap off our entire way can he do that legally?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you have a valid easement, then you could take legal action against the neighbor if he blocks your access and use. Try to work it out with neighbor by explaining it. Or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the documents recorded with the county to confirm the easement, and the attorney can then send written notice to the neighbor not to block the driveway.

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