California  |  Real Estate Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 8/30/04, 11:14 am

ingress/egress prescriptive easement

Both we and the previous owners drive over two neighbors' properties to get to our house (for a total of 17 years). On the one neighbor's property there is a public easement, but we are the only ones who use the road. On the other neighbor's property, we cut the corner to get to the main road. Only we use this corner; other neighbors do not, nor does the owner. This neighbor now wants to put up a fence where we cut the corner.

We could still get to our property without cutting the corner - although I have not measure the width of the road, and do not know if it is big enough for the 26' necessary for firetrucks (we are in a class 4 fire zone).

My questions are:

Do we have a prescriptive easement for the corner, and if so, how do I go about recording such easement.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask an Attorney!

Get answers from the top Attorneys
Ask Question

70 Answers given in the last few hours.

86611 Active attorneys ready to answer your question

Search Past Answers:
  Advanced Search