Can surrounding landowners keep me from my landlock'd land?

Asked by Judi Walker, North Carolina Thu Jun 12, 2008

It was inherited and been in the family for over 70 years..wooded area..but 2 owners surround it..What are my options..One owner is a prominent retired officer of the courts and Im to expect trouble,Im told..I want to have the land surveyed.

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Jed Lane, Agent, Petaluma, CA
Fri Jun 13, 2008
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You need to consult with a local real estate attorney.
Here in California you cannot be kept from your land. An easement would be granted you usually with the most direct but least costly access to a road. I would be suprised if there was any place in this country where you would not be able to get access.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Fri Jun 13, 2008
Judi,
Absolutely.....consult an attorney. I'm certain they will check the local and state laws that apply as well a title records for the property.
Common sense would say you are protected.......however, common sense is not always available.

Good luck,
The Eckler Team
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Cameron Piper, Agent, Forest Lake, MN
Thu Jun 12, 2008
Whether or not adjacent property owners can keep you landlocked will depend on your loacal and state laws. I would recommend talking a reputable Real Estate Attorney about your specific situation.
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Jim Johnson, , 78233
Thu Jun 12, 2008
Ask a local attorney, but I would venture to say no. The law likely stipulates that you are entitled to access by right of way.
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Debt Free Da…, , 85260
Thu Jun 12, 2008
I think you need to speak with an attorney on this one.
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