My question involves an easement in the state of:Pennsylvania
Thanks in advance for your assistance. I have easement for use of a driveway which is mostly in my neighbor's property. The end of the shared part of the driveway is perpendicular to the road and is between our homes. This part of the driveway is 1/3 in my yard, 2/3 in his yard. Then the driveway veers left and for a long portion it is completely in my neighbor's yard. The easement covers my right of use but does not mention maintenance.
I always just assumed that the driveway was 50% my responsibility. Now, a new buyer for the house next door is trying to convince me to sign a shared maintenance agreement that states that the driveway is 50% my responsibility. He showed up on the day of the closing and insisted I had to sign it immediately. Of course I refused and he was angry. Now after some research I have come to the conclusion I am only responsibile for the portion of the driveway that is in my property. This agreement would obligate me to maintain a driveway which is almost completely in my neighbors property and possibility bring down the value of my home by obligating a potential buyer.
Sorry for the long post. Am I correct that my obligations stop at the property line? If a new driveway was being put in I would only be responsible for the portion being installed in my property, correct? Same with snow removal? Thanks again for any information or advice you can provide.