My question involves an easement in the state of:
I have a piece of property that on one side is state highway, and another a municipal road. It meets the size for subdivision and I'd like to "cut off" the rear part of the lot that does not have access to the municipal road. Access to the property would be along the state highway. I have been granted state highway access for what would be the rear lot (NJDOT MT-32 approved).
The city requires the use of city water/sewer that in order for the rear lot to gain access would require a easement on the front lot. The water/sewer lines are on the municipal road. Someone at the city said just put out a 10' water and sewer easement on the front lot. It would run on the side of the front lot, along the neighbors lot, and end at the property line of the "new" lot. I believe utilities can be obtained from poles along the highway for the "rear" lot.
Question: A licensed surveyor / engineer must prepare the actual plans. Does he typically prepare the requirements for the text for the deed, or does it require an attorney? The easement goes on the deed for the front lot or both?
For cost, i'm trying to keep this to between the surveyor and I. I've done a variance before and this isn't too much more difficult. From what i can tell the big difference is the plans require a Surveyor/Engineer license. I'm an engineer myself but not civil. The deed wording is the only item i'm not so sure about.
Generic text for an easement would be appreciated.