Hi! I hope someone can give me advise QUICKLY! I live in Texas. 3 years ago I obtained a building permit by the city to build a garage opening into the alley behind my house. The garage sits right on my property line and the survey showed no easement on my side of the property line. We were assured by the Head of Planning & Zoning we would have always have access to the garage because the alley behind my house has been used as an alley for 40+ years even though it sits on private property. We were told that once it had been used as an alley for so many years it had to remain an alley. City dumpsters are located int his alley as well as gas & electricity.
Last Tuesday, the property owner calls the police to have us arrested for trespassing because we used the alley to pull into our garage. He calls the police everytime we drive back there. I believe this is a Prescribed easement. How do I make sure of this before he fences off the only access I have to my garage? I am getting no help form the city on this. They claim they can not do anything and I could be arrested if he fences this alley off and I cross it. We just found out that the surveyer made a mistake and I have a 10 foot easement on my side of the property line that was not shown on the plat.