My question involves an easement in the state of:NH
My husband and I have owned our property (5 1/2 acres, house and 2 outbuildings) for 20 years and 5 months. We access our house and land by a deeded right of way through land that is part of a large estate that has no homes on it and is currently for sale. The owners are absentee and haven't used the land for many years. The original deed for our property from 1932 states specifically that the road was built by the seller for the use of the buyer as part of the deal. Until we bought the property the road was little more than a dirt track 1/4 mile in length, and was prone to flooding and was impassable at certain times of the year (mud season). Over the years we have put considerable time, effort and money into improving the road so we could use it year round. No one else has ever used the road but us. While it is passable for ordinary car traffic, it is gravel and must be constantly maintained - it is not sturdy enough for large equipment. Recently a couple showed up to tell us that they own a landlocked 1 acre parcel that doesn't abut our property. They inherited their parcel from a relative who bought it from the same landowner who originally owned our parcel. Their deed gives them right of way through any of the land currently held by the owners of the large estate lands to access their parcel. These people want to build a vacation home on their land and were hinting that they'd like to use our right of way to access. If the do build and use our road, they will destroy the work we have done to improve it. What can we do? Thanks!