My question involves real estate located in the State of: WI
I own an acre of waterfront land. I just recently put a 34' RV travel trailer on the property with the intention of using it for camping occassionally during the summer for a few years until I am able to build a cabin/house. There is no county zoning regulations against using it on my land for recreation as long as I follow the rules of moving it every 180 days and properly disposing of waste.
My neighbors just informed me that there are deed restrictions on the property against the travel trailer and they want it gone before their expensive home is built on the lot next door. The neighbor is the grandson of the original owner of the property before it was subdivided into lots. I checked with our title company and indeed there is a deed restriction and it states:
'No single wide or double wide mobile homes allowed on site.' I contend that my travel trailer is not a mobile home and I am not breaking the deed restriction. My neighbor says that the intention of the deed restriction was to include travel trailers.
#1 - what is your opinion, am I correct that I am not breaking the deed restriction?
#2 - if my neighbor decides to pursue this, how would that work - they would have to sue us in civil court? there is no governing 3rd party mentioned on the deed, would I need a lawyer?
#3 - what is my liability - if the neighbor might win the argument, would I just be asked to move the travel trailer, or could I be liable for some damages of some sort for legal fees, etc.?