You will need an attorney to sue in Chancery for an Injunction against their interference with your lawful use of the Easement. A title search of both adjoining tracts should be made first. Almost no chance of money recovery. If you do nothing, you lose the row.
We are waiting to get back topo + boundary surveys but, according to the GIS, our brand new build (and all our neighbors brand new builds) were built on (or *way* over) each other's property lines. It's not like the builder got the whole plan shifted x amount of feet, everyone's... Read more »
Either a 3 year or 4 year Statute of Limitations probably applies to your cause of action. Hire an attorney now to examine the builder's, seller's and/or surveyor's negligence. Hopefully you have not busted the SOL. Boundary Line Agreements for adjoining landowners are...Read more »
Their was a Warrant deed in place to my father in law and it is now our Tract 2 on our deed. The county’s tax accessor graph picture was wrong and he used that picture to have a deed made and for the 1st time called it an easement. The property he bought did belong to an uncle that passed away.... Read more »
The best way to determine where boundary lines are is to use a proper survey - not a tax map online. If his deed shows encroachment, even if an easement, then you run the risk of a future adverse possession claim. Consult an attorney to review the deeds to determine your options. You may need to...Read more »
I want to purchase land in Tennessee on a mountain where the drive to the property is a few miles of gravel road put in by the land developer. The road is NOT county maintained. The title company has heard the developer plans to file bankruptcy and is no longer maintaining the roads.... Read more »
Title Insurance only covers a few problems, and never ensures that the access is maintained. Many Title problems that may arise are not insured risks. And making a valid claim on a policy is very difficult. Have you searched the Title yet, or even actually read the legal description and...Read more »
No legal description of the encumbered property must be recorded with the legal description. However some type of notice to the world where the restrictions apply should be of record, as otherwise the covenants will be worthless and unenforceable. Hire a competent attorney to at least draft a...Read more »
I just finished building my new home. In front of my house a man is bringing in a trailer park. There is going to be 5 trailers in a 2.5 acre lot. This will make my value of the home go down can I sue for making my resale value go down. I had no idea this was going to happen or I would have not... Read more »
You might check the Zoning of the Tract for compliance. Septic Systems for 5 MHs on a couple acres might be a problem. If in violation, call the County. Or there may be a change in zoning going on now where you oppose it. You definitely want to check Access to that Tract, which may directly...Read more »
It is possible that he can prove ownership. Just because it is on what is your land does not mean it is a fixture. It may be easily moved. Either party may possibly sue for conversion depending on what happens.
You will want to ascertain the Boundary as accurately as possible. Read your's and the adjacent owner's Deeds. Usually you will want to make the trees part of the fence, but you can probably cut them. But do not be surprised if a Boundary Dispute erupts.
Apparently you do not know your boundaries at this point. Your allowing a house to be built on your land without protest will be used against you. Hire a competent surveyor now, then take the plat to a competent attorney. It will be difficult and expensive, with the minimum result of a Boundary...Read more »
My neighbor put 3 or 4 loads of dirt on his property to prevent the water run off to back up onto my land. The dirt is not on the county right of way it is all on his land. This causes the water to back up on my land whenever it rains. It is a county road but I do not know who paid for the tile.... Read more »
From your limited facts, it sounds to me like your neighbor has created what's known as a private nuisance. His modification to his land has interfered with yours. You may need to sue him to abate the nuisance. Consult with local counsel to determine your options.
TCA § 39-14-406 might apply to trespass destruction of a fence or gate... Survey monuments might involve Vandalism. No specific survey marker destruction crime exists in TN except State Boundaries. Survey Markers usually involve more than one landowner, so monuments are usually on common...Read more »
This person does not own the land, does not have electricity or running water but have decided to clear out land illegally and set a shed he and his animals are living in. What can I do to have him removed to a more habitable place?
Recording the Deed and paying Taxes on the property would be required. Someone else may be claiming ownership, so your Deed may be Champertous. Hire a competent attorney to search the Title and cure yours if possible.
Arguably yes. But it is doubtful that anyone would try to enforce such a restriction violation on the boundary line, especially without a recent survey. The non sd tract owner might want to back up a half a foot or so, and then construct whatever.
Notice by publication serves to give the person notified notice of the matter or proceeding when the party pursuing the matter isn't certain that they have the correct mailing or service address of someone. It sounds like you have received both actual notice and notice by publication (which...Read more »
One however, it’s her parents that are constantly coming and going from her home past my home. Her father does not get out of the road. Today I was in the spot where I could not get over (big ditch) and he could and yet he kept coming and almost side swipped my car. My question is if he would... Read more »
1. Easement- if the other people do not have an easement or right to enter - they shouldn't be using the area. However, over a long period of time they can gain rights - so whoever is the holder of the underlying easement needs to protect the...Read more »
Either party can initially demand a jury. However most Declaratory Judgment/Injunction Actions involving Easements in Tennessee are usually before the Chancery Courts without a jury. In Chancery, jury trials are sometimes held with the jury determining special factual issues. There are...Read more »
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