Monday, June 23, 2008

Easement

Sometime during or shortly after we signed the papers on our house, we were told that a developer had bought an easement across the corner of our property. The developer owns a lot across the street where he plans to build some houses. That was four years ago. We waited for a year and nothing happened. Then we called the guy and found out that he has been sued for some reason. We eventually forgot about it and started to do some landscaping. We planted perennials and in the inside corner of the fence is a small wood shed full of wood. We also have a couple of trees growing.


So now, 4 years later, the surveyors have come, marked the area and are supposed to get here as I write this, to dig a 20 foot wide ditch through our yard.
Several good things will hopefully come out of this. I hope that he does a terrible job fixing the road in front of our house, because this will work as a traffic slowdown/ deterrent.

Another thing is that our neighbor's gravel driveway is higher than our yard and when it used to rain ( and hopefully it will again), our yard would turn into a lake. I will be asking the contractor to adjust this when they put the driveway back in.
Enjoy the before pictures, I'll post more as they progress.

Have a great day.
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2 comments:

berto xxx said...

nice blog isnt it?


berto xxx

Gordon Smith said...

Stephen,

You'll be well served by contacting the City about this to ensure that you're covered re: runoff, repairs, etc.

Ask someone to come out, have a look, and troubleshoot for you. You'll be glad you did.