Terry M. Taylor, Partner with Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, L.L.P., has recently had an article published in the Publication entitled Carolina Update which is a newsletter issued by the North Carolina Land Title Association. The article was entitled Just What Does This Easement Allow Me To Do? (Humps, Bumps and Moving To The Fast Lane). When asked why Mrs. Taylor submitted this article for publication, she responded that the number one problem involving real estate transactions in general is legal access. Unfortunately, the attitude of good neighborliness that was the hallmark of earlier generations seems to have dissipated. Today access is no longer just for a single family home place, but at times it means a new subdivision or industrial park generating significant vehicular traffic that most landowners would understandably prefer to see routed elsewhere. Even where access exists, the nature and scope of that access can be the subject of dispute. Can the access be widened? Can a speed bump be installed? Can a gate be placed on the right-of-way? Can the road be relocated? Can the way be paved? The most common issues arise when purchasers buy property located on a private road or private easement and don’t question who maintains their road. Terry Taylor is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Real Property Law for Business, Commercial, Industrial and Residential transactions, and Terry has practiced with Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor in the Catawba Valley Region for more than thirty years. Terry is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to her clients.
The full article in the NCLTA Fall Newsletter can be viewed here. http://www.nclta.org/content/fall-newsletter#Easement
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