Asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: I’m buying a 5 acre plot in East TN. The paved entrance road that accesses the plot isn’t mine - how do I protect access

There are a few other random cabins that dot the street on each side, which accesses my plot. No one can tell me who actually owns the access/entrance road with the other houses on it. My fear is that someone could stack disused cars or piles of wood or let the road fall into disrepair and I would have no jurisdiction over getting it resolved. Help!!! Thanks

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1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Hire a competent attorney to search your title and the title where your access road is. You may not have an easement, and will need one at purchase, or do not buy the property.

Wayne M Bridgham agrees with this answer

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