My question involves an easement in the state of:MD Good Morning, My question is about a very vague R/W that appears on the deed pertaining to a parcel of land we are buying. Our land has a panhandle strip of land connecting us 1200' to the road...our lot was subdivided from the front 15ac in 1989. There is also a 15 ac lot behind us (unrelated to our lot)
The right of way 1st appeared on the deed for the front lot and our lot before they were subdivided in 1967. It states "Subject to however, a right of way 75' wide, to be used in common with others entitled thereto,along the southeast side of the 1st 2nd and 3rd lines of the herein described property. This verbiage still exists on the deed for the front lot but on the deed to our lot it is not on anymore.
The back 15ac lot had no record of a r/w until the current owner bought it in 1998. when he bought it the R/W "magically" appeared on his deed. Its also HANDWRITTEN on his plat. We have had a title search that found NO recorded r/w agreement.
We are about to settle on the property and spend 100,000$(long story) putting in a driveway and stream crossing on our strip of land fee paid simple but within the marked 75' r/w but we are concerned that once we do so the owner of the back lot will claim use of our drive and then sell the lot because it will be worth alot more and then someone can build on it.
We have consulted a local law firm and are waiting the results from their research, but I was interested in the thoughts of this forum. Thanks in advance for your time and expertise.