Q: I own 2 lots in NJ that are accessed only by a paper road there is no other access and the town won’t repair the road
The town refuses to repair road and won’t let me repair the road
The road is basically impassable and I can’t access my lots
Said road is listed on the tax maps as an
I have no desire to merge the lots
The road is roughly 1 mile long and cost to improve to DOT spec would not be financially feasible for me
At the time I purchased the lots the title company contacted the township and they clarified that this road is the access to the lots
The township did say the road was vacated but they have no records to prove that
You have raised several important questions which require more factual information as follows:
1) Possible merger of the lots
2) Confirmation that paper road is shown on a filed map
3) Cost of installing a road conforming to municipal requirements
4) Prescriptive easement rights.
Until these issues are explored, no cogent response is not possible.
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