“Right-of-way” driveway question - Posted by Tim (CT)
Posted by Tim (CT) on March 12, 2002 at 12:45:12:
Recently, I was speaking to a neighbor of my multi-unit. They informed me that the lot they own (between the two of us) goes all the way through the driveway on my multi. Therefore, they own my driveway. I’m not sure how long it’s been like this (house was build in 1920 and others around it, not very far after that).
Question: Do I have to worry about any issues with them trying to charge me for the use of the driveway? I wouldn’t even be able to change the driveway because the lot is so small that there’s no where else to put it. When I closed on the property, my attorney asked me if I had a shared driveway. I said probably not because there’s about 30 to 40 feet between my driveway and this neighbor. Well, come to find out, this is actually a building lot (according to the neighbor, which I will confirm). I’m concerned that she’ll try and charge me for the use or when/if she sells this lot between us, that the new owner will have a legal right to withdraw the use or charge for the use. I’ve actually offered to buy the lot and she said she’d think about it.
Any thoughts is greatly appreciated.
Btw, I can’t wait for the convention. I’d like to thank everyone that’s helped me through the year with my questions in person (maybe even with a beer. Although, I may have to take out a personal loan to do that. Or, maybe I can close on a house and get cash back at the closing for the drinking funds needed???!!!).