My question involves an easement in the state of New York
RIGHT-OF-WAY PROBLEM -- WHAT IS CODE AND MY RIGHTS HAVING A LONG (1/16 mile) RIGHT-OF-WAY?
I have 20 acres and a home that is landlocked. I have a long right-of-way driveway built by the former owners of my house, that has run with this land for over 50 plus years. The owners of the property my right-of-way crosses have made my life miserable, most recently by putting in a lake which floods with every heavy storm making it impassable several times a year. (I have many pictures). Exacerbating the problem, they also raised two old rusted through metal culverts (going under my right-of-way) to raise the water table of their "lake." The culverts being only 2 inches below road grade broke through and need replacing which they refuse to do saying its my problem. Isn't there a right of way code that says they can't block my egress and ingress and since they broke it they are responsible to fix it?