What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Mississippi
We bought our house in 2003. Attached to our deed of trust was Exhibit "A" defining our easement rights to ingress and egress to and from a shared driveway. Our easement rights are 15 feet from the middle of the driveway on either side. The shared driveway is approx. 550 feet long.
Our neighbor, who owns the property including the shared driveway, has always been difficult. She has never disputed our rights for our vehicles to basically come and go, but she has defined ingress and egress to just that.
She initially said our child could not ride his bicycle down the driveway. She also told us that our guests could not park on the grass on the side of the driveway near our house because the property belonged to her. She has also taken issue with my son and some of his friends being on the driveway. She has also said my son could not drive his gocart down the driveway.
We have tried very hard to be accomodating to her. My son may ride his bike to access the road, but he never constantly rides up and down the driveway. The same is true for his gocart. We tell our guests not to park on the grass beside the driveway. My son and his friends very seldom play in the driveway. My husband even helps guests back out from our house into the shared driveway in order to avoid getting ruts in the grass beside the driveway. We have offered to help her maintain the grass on either side of the shared driveway but she declined. We have never planted ornamental plants on our side of the driveway in respect of her property.
She has accused us of not respecting her rights as owner of the property. We have accused her of not respecting our easement rights. We have also told her that we have gone beyond what was necessary to accomodate her requests. Who is right?