My question involves an easement in the state of: New York
I purchased my property in 2000 & have an easement against my property (benefitting 1 neighbor). The easeement is described different ways, as follows:
*initially (1960s map filed with county) described as a 2 foot winding path along the length of my property (per map certified by the Title Company).
* Later documents (1980s map filed w/ county) show that it is a 20' ROW going the length of my property (not discoverd by Title Company).
*The most recent documents (1990s correction affidavit filed with the county) show that the ROW is only 10' in width and only extends along half of my property (also not discovered by Title Company).
Does the correction affidavit filed with the county supersede all the other documents filed?
Note that the deed from the 1st owner of the neighbor's property shows the 20' easement. The deed from the current owner of the neighbor's does not mention the 20' easement but makes it clear that they cannot ever subdivide their plot nor grant anyone access to use the easement. There is no document explicitly extinguishing the easement that we have found. Does the most recent document rule (e.g., it's now only 10' running across half the property)?