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Q: are parking lots private property in missouri? Asking in regards to dumpster diving/ abandoned property.

My friend was walk through a parking lot and a cop approached her telling her to stay out of all parking lots because they are private property. We dumpster dive and want to remain in standing with the law.

Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes answered on Apr 14, 2020

Yes. However, there is a gray area because they can be available to the public for their appropriate use (ie. using Walmart's parking lot to purchase goods at Walmart). Additionally, dumpster diving is also also a gray area and can be private or public depending on the jurisdiction and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Land Use & Zoning for Kansas on
Q: Can a business block my way into my garage?

I've been driving across a vacant city lot for 30 years, a business came in and built their building going 10 feet into the easement of the alley. There was no notice when they were going to build this building and block my access into my garage. I am disabled and the situation of not being... Read more »

Scott C. Stockwell
Scott C. Stockwell answered on Jun 4, 2019

Your statement seems to indicate the following: You have a garage that opens into an alleyway. A business built a bulding that extends into the alleyway that blocks access to your access. Your access has previously included access through a vacant city lot for 30 years. It is a little unclear as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Kansas on
Q: Cable/wire was run underground through my back yard w/no easement. What can I do about it?

I believe it is for a new housing development they are going to put across the street from my house.

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III answered on Feb 15, 2017

Get an experienced real estate attorney to look into it and to represent you. If, as you say, they have trespassed on your land and placed a cable or other property across it without your consent (and without an easement), you may sue for an injunction and damages. Contact more than one attorney... Read more »

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Q: who do I contact civil rights, real estate? building permit approved via county.City attorney plans to demolish home.

small town City of Hudson, Stafford County Kansas; i need help! WHO DO I CONTACT FOR HELP. I am freaked because i am gong to be homeless.

I have a 6 month building permit via county zoning dept. valid through 14 Nov. 2015. city council, city attorney requested a hearing held at the city... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 5, 2015

You need to go see a local real estate litigator about this problem.

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