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Arizona.. Hello.. My mother had owned 2 pieces of property that abutted each other. She lived on one and moved her mother (my grandmother) onto the other. She ran a _seperate_ water company metered water line thru the property she lived on, onto the piece of property she moved her mother onto.

After 11 years she sold the piece of property she lived on, but not the piece of property her mother lived on. When she sold the property, she made an agreement with the new owners that the water line had to stay. (it was worked out through the realtor and the title company).

Since then there has been 2 more owners. Now the owners who are living there want the water line removed. They sent a registered letter stating that the water line had to be removed within 30 days. is this legal? do they have the right? The water meter was installed 18 years ago. and i do believe the agreement was in the escrow papers at the time of the sale 7 years ago, but we are having trouble finding them. Is the water line "grandfathered"? Do we have any rights? This has all came up since her mother (my grandmother) has put the second property up for sale.

Thank You for your time to read this.


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It is possible that a prescriptive easement was created. A lot woold depend on what kind of agreement there was and if recorded on title.

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