My question involves real estate located in the State of: North Carolina.
I inherited my grandparents residential lots from my mother. Now that I have completed studies in Architectural Design, I am considering building houses on the lots. A few months ago I visited the site and noticed a Duke Energy above ground utility pole right in the front middle of the 2 lots in the cul de sac. I contacted Duke Energy, NC and they emailed me a copy of their 1963 easement rights; they only paid my grandparents .50. Only 50 cents. Serious! When I spoke with the representative, he could not help but laugh.
He kept his composure professional, and I am furious. Is this legal? I am devastated. The lots are already small and now I am being restricted from using ground space for building homes. Is there legal help to REDRESS compensation from Duke Energy of North Carolina for their use of my land? They are using my land to supply power to others. Currently I am not receiving any benefits for allowing them to use my land. Please tell Me, 50 cents is unjust compensation and help Me renegotiate this easement. Thanks!