My question involves real estate located in the State of: MI
I have an easement through my front yard that serves as a driveway for the neighboring cottage (rental). This is actually the second access so it's only a convenience easement. It was there when I bought the house. The owner will not terminate the easement and will not sell it to me for ANY amount - that's been made clear. We are not on good terms. The deeded easement agreement states that I (the grantor) can relocate the easement anywhere on my property so long as it maintains similar access to the grantee's cottage, complies with local zoning codes, and access is uninterrupted. It is very clear. I have a new route planned and the township has okayed it. I have construction equipment ready to go. I have suggested this plan to the cottage owner in the past and he started spouting off how that would violate township setbacks and zoning laws but clearly it does not. Can I REALLY relocate it or will the owner take me to court just to be a jerk and find some loop hole? I'm already spending $2500 to move it. I've talked to local lawyers and they all want $500 just to send a letter to the owner stating what I'm doing. I'd rather save $500 if it's not necessary.