My question involves an easement in the state of: New York
Is a blank grant with nothing more than a signature from a previous land owner constitute a blanket easement? There is an old buried 50 pair telephone cable running through my pond in the middle of my property maybe installed about 30 or 40 years ago. It first appeared to be a trespass as I could easily find other very specific telephone and power line easements specified in public records and in property survey but nothing in public records about the 50 pair line specified. After requesting documentation from the telephone company the grant forwarded from them for the line I question as a trespass appeared very suspect and was described as a blanket easement due to "no description" for location that aloud them construction maintenance and access at any time and location.
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This is for the "Blanket Easement" as Verizon states allowing the "line in question".
This is an example of an easement on my property for a different existing line in a different location. This is from the same company and easement is in public records and in mapped in survey.
this specific one is not in question