Los Angeles Easement Disputes Attorneys
Fighting to Protect Our Clients’ Property Rights
Unless you stop your neighbor from using any part of your property now, your neighbor may acquire an easement over your property FOREVER. If your neighbor uses your property for 5 years or more, then under certain circumstances, your neighbor may acquire the right and interest in using your property, even if your neighbor has never paid taxes on the property.
What Is An Easement?
An easement is the right to use another person's land without actually owning the property. One example of an easement would be allowing the use of a road or pathway on a neighbor’s property to get to and from the person’s home. Often, easements are created so that power, gas, phone lines, and water and sewage pipes can be constructed and installed on private property.
- Express Easement: This type of easement is one in which a landowner agrees to let another person use some or all of their property. The state of California has a law known as the statute of frauds that requires that express easement be made in writing.
- Implied Easement: Implied easements are not based on written agreements. This type of easement is based on prior use.
- Easement by Necessity: This type of easement is necessary if there is no possible way to access a parcel of land without crossing another parcel of land. The history of the two parcels of land must also suggest there was an intent to provide an easement.
- Prescriptive Easement: This type of easement is created when a person uses another’s land without the landowner’s consent, but the landowner should have been reasonably aware that the person was using the land. The person seeking a prescriptive easement must use the property in the same manner for a continuous period of at least five years.
Consult with Our Easement Disputes Lawyers Today
Ignorance of the law or your property line will not save you. The only way you can preserve your rights is to speak with a lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in real estate litigation. At Azadegan Law Group, APC, we have handled many easement disputes successfully, including those involving boundary disagreements and neighbor disputes. If you have any questions about your rights or remedies, contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss your options.
A principal strategist and thinker, Ramin Azadegan has years of experience and a track record of winning multi-million dollar verdicts, judgments, and settlements for clients. Our law firm provides the best possible representation to clients requiring the services of an unparalleled trial team. Our philosophy of law is simple: we believe that a better thinker is a better lawyer. This philosophy has created enormous success for Mr. Azadegan, our firm, and our clients. Please reach out to one of our legal professionals today to discuss your situation.
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When warranted, we use focus groups and conduct mock jury trials so we can better evaluate the emotional connection between the facts of the case and the jury. By doing so, we refine our strategy to be able to present a more powerful case to the jury.
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