Q: We have a paper street between two houses in New Jersey. Township has not maintained property for 100 years .
They are now threatening to auction off the property! What are my rights? What is NJ law under these circumstances? This all came about due to request for vacation in order to build new house up to property line. Don’t we own the lot along with neighbour due to abandonment?
A: If the municipality is vacating the paper street, it should divide the property equally between or amongst property owners abutting the vacated portion of the paper street.
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