My question involves an easement in the state of: PA
We purchased the property about 1.5 years ago. The neighbor (red X) purchased the land their trailer is on a few months later. They have owned the trailer for approx. 10 years. Both pieces of property were purchased from the same owner. As far as I can tell there is no right-of-way for either of the 3 previous residences. We purchased the property highlighted with the pink square so that is not a problem but this property did NOT have a right of way and was partly the reason it was sold. I've had the property surveyed, a deed search done and researched the properties back until it was one piece of land for right of ways. And none exist, that I could find.
My question is can the driveway be gated so that the owners of property (red X) not have access? The seller landlocked themselves when they sold the larger pieces to us and then shortly after that sold the landlocked property (x) to the people that have been living there. They have to cross about 75 feet to get to the road.
The property owners do not have any money and live completely off gov't assistance and they do not own a vehicle. So they couldn't buy a right-of-way/easement or even take us to court if they had to. They hadn't been a problem before, but recently they seem to think they can use the entire driveway to ride a four wheeler on and invite their friends over to ride there. When we told them to stop because they were spinning gravel in the yard, they zig-zagged from one end to the other on purpose. This neighbor also removed one of the "set" survey pins because they thought their property was larger than it was. We had to have the surveyor come out and reset the pin.
Just some background info. We already have the upper left side (looking at picture) of the driveway gated. The neighbor along the road became belligerent when they moved in and saw it gated and claimed it was a state road. After they found out the next day from the previous owners that there was no right of way they apologized. They are not landlocked and do not cause any problems. And they even offered to pay half to gate the other end of the driveway.
Hope the picture helps.