asking for a friend(john) who is having trouble with his neighbors( the smiths). The smiths have an appurtenant easement( long driveway that leads down to their section of property) through Johns property to access their home. Both properties are zoned as residential. The smiths have started to run... Read more »
The only driveway for the house sits on the property line and was agreed upon with the previous neighbors now I’m selling my place and the new neighbors who put in an offer for my place as well which was rejected is going and digging up the established driveway that has been there for the better... Read more »
I live in Ohio and own a building lot in the state of Washington. Recently, a friend in Washington told me that the neighbor next to my lot parked his trailer in my lot and started mowing my lawn. What can I do to stop him? Thanks for any information.
Our neighbor is suing us for cutting down trees on "his" land, which is actually our land. (He is also suing us for a 30 x 330 ft portion of our land by claiming squatters rights as well as emotional damage etc. Its a disaster.) But I thought that if someone cut down trees on your land... Read more »
Generally, both the land owner and the logger can be held liable under the described circumstances. The issue, however is complex in your case because there is a dispute with your neighbor regarding who is claiming ownership of the property where the trees are located. But, to answer your...Read more »
While you may be held liable for your duties under the lease, if you leave the home to protect yourself from actual domestic violence, and if your ex doesn't pay the lease in full and on time, your landlord might pursue both of you in court for breach of contract and any owed monies (or your...Read more »
A land patent is the highest proof of title over land. It is extremely authoritative. With that said, the laws of the jurisdiction will dictate your ability to use and develop the property. Ownership is only a piece of the puzzle. Your rights to improve the property are still subject to Oregon law.
The fence has been standing for ten years in the state of Washington. The fence was put up by my family, so they did not actively seek to take the land from us. We want to move the fence over by 4 inches to accommodate the new home we built. They are claiming adverse possession. They have not... Read more »
The state law governing adverse possession is at RCW 7.38 (http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=7.28&full=true). Generally, to make such a claim they must have been actually possessing the land in an open, notorious fashion, in good faith, under a claim of right for a period of 7 years,...Read more »
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