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Are you a property owner who has been contacted about the need for an easement on your property? While some parties may have the right to make such a claim, you also have rights as a property owner to keep in mind. For best results when dealing with an easement request or claim, you should contact a real estate attorney. Here's how the right attorney can help you with this situation.
When you are dealing with an easement request or negotiation, there can be a lot of paperwork involved and you might not be experienced on how to review it or properly understand it. Your hired attorney can review local surveys, property blueprints, and the easement documentation itself in order to ensure you fully understand where your rights begin and end. Having a full understanding of all documentation involved can help protect your legal rights in this situation.
Negotiate With Other Parties
When an easement request is made for your property, you may be able to negotiate the exact terms with the other party in order to minimize how intrusive this will be for your land. Your real estate attorney will be able to take charge of negotiations and help come up with a final agreement that allows you to comply with the law while still ensuring you can be happy with the final result.
Specialized Knowledge for Your Jurisdiction
Even if you've dealt with an easement request in the past for another piece of land or property, what you've learned from the past might not be entirely applicable if your current property is in a new state or city. A local real estate lawyer will know all about your local jurisdiction and about any applicable laws for easements in your neck of the woods.
Assistance With the Property Title
When there is an easement on your property, this could affect the title to your property. Your real estate lawyer will handle any changes that need to be made and will ensure that your title remains in good standing after the easement is put into place.
Assistance With Future Issues
When you work with a real estate lawyer to help you with an easement, you can then keep that lawyer around just in case they are needed in the future. For example, if the party that was granted the easement starts using part of your property they are not legally allowed to use, your lawyer can respond on your behalf.
Contact a real estate attorney to learn more.