I live on a property with an adjoined backyard area with no fences. The adjoining property is a communal housing facility. I have been utilizing the full area for several months. I was told by the manager of the asking property that I'm no longer allowed to use "their" portion of the adjoined space.
The use of shared or communal spaces often depends on property agreements and the understanding between neighbors. If you have been using the entire adjoined space for a certain period, it might have established a pattern of usage. However, property managers or owners of the adjoining property can...View More
There is an owner who has built a "screened in porch" off the side of his house, but he built it on the common area, which he does not own. The HOA owns all common areas. I have the papers that show the property lines, and he has definitely built the room on hoa property the... View More
The HOA will most likely need to file a lawsuit against the property owner. If the structure is on HOA property, then it may fall under trespass law. In the alternative, it may be a breach of covenants. Regardless, if they are not moving it on their own then you may need to...View More
We are looking to possibly sell a piece of real estate that is currently blank land. It is used for carnivals and parking. On the same parcel (which would be subdivided). There is an event center which is owned by the City however this land is on the other side of the parcel and undeveloped. I do... View More
If you are concerned the government is using the land without your permission, it could be a taking or trespass. It is also likely there is some type of agreement on the property. Regardless, you would need to dig deeper into it.
If you believe your car was wrongfully towed from a commercial private parking lot without proper signage or a valid reason, you may have legal claims to consider. Consult with a local attorney to determine if the towing company failed to follow proper procedures or lacked a valid reason for towing...View More
A home on our street was torn down and a new home was started but only got as far as framing the house, then the progress stopped 2 years ago. The owner lives in Florida (this home is in Colorado) and the owner's son is homeless and has schizophrenia camps in the backyard. Other homeless... View More
Have you tried talking to the police? Unfortunately, there is not allot that can be done for an annoying neighbor. At a certain point, it could be a nuisance but is it worth the time and money? It's a hard one.
Please be aware that any answer is based on all the events occurring in...View More
This is a complex question. You should contact an attorney.
If you own a property, you have a right to fence it provided you do not run afoul of any covenants, HOA, zoning, ordinances, and/or other laws. In certain rural areas in Colorado, you may be required to fence it.
I am the owner of the servient estate which has an easement for ingress/egress. The owner of the dominant estate plans on bringing in surveyors to stake the easement, and then an excavation company to re-grade an unpermitted road on the easement. Do I have the right to require the dominant estate... View More
You definitely have rights. An easement does not give the owner of the dominant estate unilateral authority nor does he have the right to work outside of the permitting process. If you are not able to have a reasonable conversation with this party you should get an attorney involved to assist you...View More
It is nice of your neighbor to make valuable improvements to your property! But, I suspect that your neighbor does not see it that way. I suspect that you'll need to bring a lawsuit to enforce your rights. But, you could start by calling the police to make a trespassing claim or have an...View More
We are looking to buy 3.25 acres of land in la plata county Colorado. The covenants forbid chickens and cows but are from the 1970s and no longer enforced. We want to raise a few animals for personal use. Is there a way to protect ourselves moving forward? If someone decides to now enforce these... View More
My HOA is facing a dispute on who should pay for repairs on a home water drainage blockage. An owner had an issue in the drainage pipe inside their dwelling that led to a blockage in the main drainage pipe that services only their unit. The owner hired a cleaning service for their pipes and the... View More
The specific language of the HOA governing documents and the specific facts of the blockage and cause of the blockage will be determinative here. If the parties cannot come to an agreement involving an attorney may help to get this resolved or properly prepare the case for ligitagion.
Our farm is in Garfield County Colorado. We have crossed the fence for years but I'm afraid neighbors may try and claim our land as theirs. I keep opening the gate for passage but now there's a lot of stuff wired over the gate opening from the far side of the fence, but still on our... View More
You either move the fence or acquiesce to the present fence being the boundary. You need an attorney to conduct title searches on both properties, and possibly file a Boundary Line Dispute. You will probably need a survey by a Surveyor who can testify in Court. You seem to know that the other...View More
I have a difficult neighbor who took me to court. I have a court order stating that I cannot operate the nonprofit outdoors. So, I'm looking to build a small indoor arena. I know my neighbor will do all she can to hinder my efforts, so I want to make sure I have all my legal ducks in a row.
I live in Colorado and when my wife and I did the final walkthrough of our new home, they showed us the property lines and the builder also already installed the front yard landscaping to make it easier to see which was roughly 9+ ft off of the right side of the house. However, yesterday when I... View More
He states my fence line is on his property. The fence has been in place for over 18 years and would fall under Article 41 of Colorado Revised Statutes 2016 TITLE 38. It would seem to me that the property in question would be mine under adverse possession. What would I need to do to prove this?
I know if happened in Boulder in 1980. but I cannot find any other information. I would love to know the name of the case, and even some details about who brought it to court, and how the decision was made. Do you have any advice on finding this kind of information? Thank you!
The Colorado legislature made rent control by municipalities illegal and that position was affirmed by the Colorado Supreme Court. Chief Justice Malarkey dissented but was out voted. The legislature could always change that. That would be a bad idea in my opinion. See the link below....View More
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