My question involves real estate located in the State of: Michigan
My father in law is handing over a piece of lake front property in Michigan to my wife. He hasnt gone there much as he is getting up in age. We took a trip out there to view the property with thoughts of building. We found out that there was a pier placed on in the water from the property that my father in law owns and is passing down to my wife. The pier belongs to someone who is selling their home which does not have lakefront access, nor did they ask for permission to place the pier on the property mentioned. I contacted the selling agent after viewing the realty listing which mentioned lake front access and showed the pier in a picture.
They told me that since the pier was there for 15 years they own the lakefron property where the pier is located. Is this legal? Should I pursue legal consulation? Would this go in our favor if we took them to court or the favor of the pier owners?
Please advise, Thank You