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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law, Construction Law and Environmental for Ohio on
Q: 18acres of a farm adjoining to our farm, is building 90 townhouses . They are removing the woods between us exposing our

They are removing the woods between us exposing our privacy. What rights to do we to protect our privacy ?. And what happens if these new townhouses block our well water or contaminate it?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 6, 2023

If the developer purchased the property with the woods, then it can remove the trees. Talk to the local building and zoning office that issues permits for the construction about your concerns.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: The city won't let me get water without having the deed put in my name, the property was willed to me from my stepdad
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 31, 2023

The city is incorrect.

That being said, the least expensive solution is to have the executor of your stepdad’s estate sign a deed conveying the property to you.

0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law and Criminal Law for Arkansas on
Q: I need to know the Arkansas abandonment laws on equipment

There is a Piece of equipment down the road from my house it has been sitting on the side of a gravel road for nearly 10 years now a lot of stuff has been stolen off of it but the apparent owner is nowhere to be found shows no interest in getting it and I’m wondering with the proper step should... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law for Nebraska on
Q: What do I do?

I have farm plates currently ony pickup and that is how it has been since I've gotten it. I haven't moved or nothing. I have chickens and move livestock very frequently but county keeps using the excuse that I need to own farm land in able to get farm plates

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for West Virginia on
Q: a realstate deed made.then adeed of corrections.andanother deed.thefirst and last deed was recorded.not the corrections

Does the deeds have to be in order? The deed of corrections was stamped but never recorder in books.if the deed of corrections was supposed to be recorded next and wasn't.does that mean the last deed has to be through out?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Nebraska on
Q: Does a court go off the last Will made?


Kelly Henry Turner
Kelly Henry Turner
answered on Jan 27, 2023

If the Will is valid the Court will admit the most recent recently executed Will. The Will could be challenged if there is any concern for undue influence, capacity or fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Agricultural Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Kentucky on
Q: Does electric company have the right to come on my KY farm & cut blueberry bushes. Can't find any easement back to 1961.

Not recorded on my deed and I searched back to 1961.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 12, 2023

I’d search it back further than 1961, but if there’s no easement, they have no right to enter or use your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Agricultural Law for Kentucky on
Q: City passed a new ordinance a year after I have owned chickens and are saying I have to get rid of them am I grandfather

I’ve lived there for three years and owned chickens they whole three years and are now telling me I have to get rid of them new ordinance passed may 2nd this year

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

One would need to see the ordinance and it’s history to properly answer this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Land Use & Zoning for Texas on
Q: We own 83 acres of timber but not mineral rights. We have several homes (children) on our property and a cluster well.

We do not own mineral rights. Just received call from driller advising they will be drilling oil on our land. How do i protect our homes timber and water source?

Aimee Hess
Aimee Hess
answered on Jul 13, 2022

In Texas, the mineral estate is the dominant estate. That means that the mineral owner and the oil company have the right to make all reasonable uses of the surface for exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas.

The Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency which regulates oil...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: can I cancel my rental agreement when I sell my property or does the rental agreement continue on with the new owner

this is a rental agreement on farm ground

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
answered on Jul 12, 2022

The answer to your question will normally be found in your rental agreement. If you don't have anything in the agreement that specifically allows you to cancel if you sell, then you will normally be expected to fulfill the terms of the contract. As this is for farm ground, you don't have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Agricultural Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I have a concern and feel that I have received a notice of terminate tenancy
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 16, 2022

more info is needed.

what is your question and does it relate to DUI?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does electric company has 100% approval to clear cut the easement of trees if for 50 Years they have been trimming
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on May 19, 2022

If they have a utility easement then yes they can clear the trees out.

Q: My boss put a ring motion censored audio/visual camera in shipping office without consent, he admitted it was for me

This camera send notifications to his phone whenever the sensor is activated. In midst of an altercation with him he admitted to placing that camera there specifically for me even though there are many people who work in that office I just happen to work alone on night shift. He has stooped as low... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Apr 13, 2022

There are laws against recording people on cameras without their knowledge, but assuming that you knew about it, your boss doesn't need your permission.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Agricultural Law and Environmental for Texas on
Q: I got a warning but no citation, do I have to appear in court?

I got a warning from a TPWD Game Warden for no hunter's safety certificate. I was told to email proof of completion to the local judge and the issue would be resolved, i wouldn't have to appear in court (I have already done so). There is a handwritten appearance date at the bottom, what do I do?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 20, 2022

Call the court and make sure that you don't have to appear

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Alabama on
Q: If someone is driving by my house blowing train horns repeatedly is it against the law and what can I do about it?

Someone who doesn’t like me comes by my house regularly and blows train horns that he has hooked up to his truck and recently spooked my horse. My horse ran into the side of our barn due to this. We’ve reported him to the police for running me off the road and harassment but they say there is... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Jan 19, 2022

You can look into if your city or county has a local noise ordinance, but if the police refuse to enforce it that may be a problem. You may want to call the city attorney or district attorney to discuss the matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law on
Q: During a storm, my neighbour's tree blew down severely damaging the entrance gate to a field I own.

He has paid for a replacement but who now owns the original, damaged gate?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 6, 2022

In most States the original owner still owns that personal property, junk or not. Since the neighbor paid for a new one, you might want to offer the destroyed gate to him. Especially since you did not have to sue him or make an insurance claim.

Q: Looking for my uncla money I'm not able to access
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 7, 2021

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Need an explanation of this code.

I cuRecently own 16 acres in Tennessee and want to know if we are able to apply for a farm exemption

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 30, 2021

Do not know what a "farm exemption" is. But you probably mean you want to put the land in the Greenbelt. Go to your Tax Assessor and get the form. Carefully read it, then execute and file it with the Assessor. If not approved, there is not much you can do with only 16 acres,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Land Use & Zoning for Florida on
Q: Do the 7yrs in adverse possession claim in Florida starts the date of actual possession or the date you file the claim?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Nov 19, 2021

The date of actual possession.

You refer to Florida Statute 95.18 Real property actions; adverse possession without color of title (one of the two adverse possession statutes in Florida):

"(1) When the possessor has been in actual continued possession of real property for 7...
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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Business Formation, Business Law and Communications Law for Utah on
Q: Threaten me with a cop to my house

I used to asked for a ride for about a week to this lady about 56 she said yes I them needed another ride for two weeks I asked she said yes. I willingly start giving her money for gas so I won’t feel bad even though it is on the way. We started being friends and started going out after work... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on Oct 22, 2021


If anything, this would be a civil matter. A cop will not get involved in this capacity. If she feels her claim is strong enough, she will sue you. Until then just ignore it and or block her number if she continues to harass you.

I hope this helps.


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