This question is concerning an easement road to our cabin in Gig Harbor Washington.
We have a family cabin accessed by an easement road that serves about 9 properties. Ours is about the 3rd property that the road passes as it extends north to a dead end. One of the neighbors to the north of us placed no trespassing signs on the road and claims that we can't legally pass to visit the neighbor at the end of the road.
The easement states, in part, that "it is understood that this easement is in common with all of the other poperty owners above named and that is a non-exlusive easement and that all such property owners, their heirs and assigns shall have equal use in this easement".
My mother inherited this property from her mother but never had her name recorded with Pierce County as the owner (this will be rectified shortly). Since my mother owns this property, the neigbor claims that she has the right to use the easement (as an heir) but I cannot because I do not qualify as an heir. They state, in part, "One cannot become an heir afterall until the death of the owner" and that until I produce a will fom my grandmother mentioning my name as an heir, I am not.
I say that I am an heir and I should be able to use the road as well.
Any comments? I can't believe that the neighbor is correct in this matter.