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Discussion in 'Easements & Right of Way Law' started by Della gosnell, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My septic is not on my property and I have lived here 46 yrs
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Cool story. Any particular reason you felt like sharing that information?
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Why has it taken 46 years to get your septic on your property?
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Imagine that, your septic tank resides on another person's property.

    What do you plan to do about that?

    Thanks for taking a minute out of your busy day to share this with us.
     
  5. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    What's the issue?

    Is somebody preventing you from using it?
    Are you selling the property and the location of the septic has become a problem?
    Something else?
     
  6. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yes I would like to sell
     
  7. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Not now but they are planning on selling
     
  8. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    OK. You'd like to sell and your neighbors are planning to sell.

    That doesn't explain what the PROBLEM is.
     
  9. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    So...here's what we know:

    1. Your property has no septic system or sewer access, but your home is connected to a septic system on a neighboring property.

    2. You want to sell your property.

    3. The neighbor on whose property the septic system is located also wants to sell (I'm guessing that this is what you meant when you wrote "they are planning on selling").

    Here's what we don't know:

    Why are you sharing this information with us? What legal issue are you dealing with that you would like us to discuss?

    Your posts are all very short and lacking in detail. You need to explain what the problem is if you want any sort of meaningful feedback.
     
  10. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Well I can't sell because I need a easement for my septic and they won't give me one.
     
  11. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I need a easement to be able to sell.
     
  12. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Says who?

    And, even if that's true, what's the legal issue? You obviously can't force someone to give you an easement.
     
  13. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So is there any way to get a easement
     
  14. Della gosnell

    Della gosnell Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So I guess I can't sell
     
  15. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You will need to meet with a licensed real estate lawyer in your county.

    If what you seek is possible, you'll need to hire a lawyer to help you get it.
     
  16. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    It would be helpful if you wrote posts that included more than ten words.

    Who told you that you cannot sell without an easement?

    And, for at least the third time: what is the legal issue you want us to address?
     
  17. Della gosnell

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    The realtor told me I had to have a easement before I could sell my property and if the property owners don't want to sign a easement is there any other way to get one.
     
  18. zddoodah

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    That's wrong. I suggest you consult with someone else.

    That being said, not having an easement may make your property unappealing to potential buyers. That may be what the realtor meant.

    No.

    It may be that the best/most sensible thing to do would be to install a septic system on your property.
     
  19. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Never take legal advice from a realtor. They don't know S from Shinola or their A from their Elbow.

    Though I agree with Z that:

     
  20. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You can offer them money to sell you the easement.

    In most cases that is how it has to be done.

    Very few people give things away because you ask.

    Many will sell you something you need.

    However, some people will refuse money, unless its a large amount.

    Talk to a lawyer near you for details.
     

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