My question involves an easement in the state of:Washington
This is a rural community. I have a 60-foot "... non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress and utilities over, across and through ..." an adjoining property. My neighbor has the same wording in his deed for the same easement. The neighbor has begun constructing a fence which extends into the easement claiming that his "non-exclusive access" allows him to do so. The property that the easement runs across is owned by a third party (not involved). I have told the neighbor to remove the fence within 48 hours or I will remove it myself. My access would be reduce to a width of about 20 feet with the fence there. Am I within my rights to remove the fence? Not that it matters, but the neighbor is an attorney. Negotiation is out of the questions.