DEAR BOB: I share a private road easement with two neighbors. A new neighbor bought a foreclosed house and took down the original fence to build a new one about 4 feet into the roadway easement, thus narrowing the road. I have heard it is very hard and expensive to fight easement disputes. What should I do? --Dorothy R. DEAR DOROTHY: Presuming the road easement is recorded against all three property titles, one owner cannot alter those rights such as by extending his fence into the easement area. If you and the other neighbor allow it to continue, he might gain a permanent prescriptive easement to continue using that area as his own. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. I trust you tried being nice to the offending new owner, but without results. To protect your easement rights, you and the ...
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