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Q: I have shared property easement with 9 owners. One owner is blocking access on both ends trapping other owners boat lift

1 Owner is blocking access both in and out at both ends of easement and trapping others boat lifts with her lifts on both ends. She is threatening Legal action if we move her lifts to access or move ours.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Apr 24, 2024

Initially, you and the other owners should sit down and organize your thoughts. I would think contacting the county (or other governing body) with your complaint would be next. Then you should be able to determine what remedies are available. I doubt any attorney is going to advise you to... View More

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Q: Can county government take over township powers without having due process? Isn't a public hearing required?

This was done during the pandemic. But commissioners shouldn't be able to weasel it in under the radar just because of a " pandemic".

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Apr 10, 2024

Cities do not have constitutional rights (e.g the right to due process.) If you live in Maple Lake, the Wright-Hennepin Co-op Electric Association is governing authority. I don't know what transpired, but the city and association should have allowed for public input and provided transparency.... View More

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Q: Wondering about legalities on contract for deed properties

Brother in law buying farm from mother in law as contact for deed. He plans on demolishing the existing home and building a new one on the foundation. He has not paid off the property in full, so wondering if he's allowed to make these changes.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Apr 4, 2024

A contract can provide for almost anything. The parties can also amend a contract if they want to change it.

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Q: Are Items touching neighbors fence considered trespassing?
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 3, 2024

Items touching neighbors fence could be considered trespassing.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am getting a restraining order against my neighbor, can that also stop him from using the easement on my property?

The neighbor yells threatens and swears at me often. He is upset that I did not plow his driveway this winter. ( yea he is a little not so normal ). I have had to call the cops. They want me to get a restraining order against him. If I do so can I also stop him from using an easement that runs... View More

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Jun 25, 2019

In Minnesota, the court may grant a Petition for a Harassment Restraining Order on an ex parte, temporary basis (or might not). If it does, the Ex Parte HRO would need to be served on the Respondent. Then the Respondent would be subject to the Ex Parte HRO but would have the right to request a... View More

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