Lansing, MI asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Michigan

Q: I'm buying a home that has an easement, can I legally build a garage that overlaps the easement

The lot is .52 acres, however with the easement the home and yard are on .30 acres the rest is easement

1 Lawyer Answer
David Soble
David Soble
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You will need to pull a copy of the easement agreement from the county recording office. Proceeding without permission from the entity that owns the easement is risky. Is this a utility easement or sewer easement? Who owns this easement? You risk having to take down the garage at a later date if you do not have the information that can address these issues first. Check out for more information.

Thomas. R. Morris agrees with this answer

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