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yooper49801

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What is the name of your state? Michigan
We own a section of vacant land and have granted easements to some people who need access to their lands immediately adjacent to ours. This is done on a private road that begins on our property and runs through the lands of many others to the west of us for approximately 10 miles. The road was originally nothing more than a logging access road. It is not a public road. An owner 2 miles west of us has installed a gate at his property line. An owner farther west has now filed suit naming every property owner to the east of him and charging that he is impeeded from getting to his property. It should be noted that none of these owners have restricted his or any other travel on this road or erected any barriers - except for the one owner to his immediate east. Do we have any responsibility to this "impeeded man", must we grant everyone an easement through our property, and what legal recourse do we have. Why would non-involved property owners be sued for the actions of someone "down the road"?

Yooper49801
 


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yooper49801 said:
What is the name of your state? Michigan
We own a section of vacant land and have granted easements to some people who need access to their lands immediately adjacent to ours. This is done on a private road that begins on our property and runs through the lands of many others to the west of us for approximately 10 miles. The road was originally nothing more than a logging access road. It is not a public road. An owner 2 miles west of us has installed a gate at his property line. An owner farther west has now filed suit naming every property owner to the east of him and charging that he is impeeded from getting to his property. It should be noted that none of these owners have restricted his or any other travel on this road or erected any barriers - except for the one owner to his immediate east. Do we have any responsibility to this "impeeded man", must we grant everyone an easement through our property, and what legal recourse do we have. Why would non-involved property owners be sued for the actions of someone "down the road"?

Yooper49801

**A: I have no idea, since I have no idea what you are talking about.
Have an attorney review your survey, easements, issues, property history etc.
 

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