If you are a property owner it's likely you've heard the term "easement." In fact, you may even have one on your property. Yet, you may not have a full understanding of how easements work, or how they can affect your own property rights. Here, we'll look at the law behind easements and related legal issues.
Roads, phone lines and waterways must all be attached to land. At some point all these objects were installed on property that did not belong to the government. So how did the government get the authority to use private land for an official purpose?
What happens when a third party creates a condition that physically affects your property? This could be as simple as paving a surface that extends onto your property. Some people think this qualifies as trespass. More specifically, it is considered as an encroachment. If this type of act is causing you concern, you should know that you have legal rights to contest it. Learn what to do if you suspect that an encroachment on your property is occurring.