My question involves personal property located in the State of: Virginia
Hi, There is a Driveway that is in the middle of my property and the property next door, the property line is straight down the middle of a 10 ft wide gravel driveway, there is a 163 ft ( in length ) 20 ft wide easement from the main highway to where the property next doors driveway starts, separate from the main driveway, the property plot map is worded like this and I quote " The new 20 ft easement for ingress and egress shown hereon was requested by VDOT" ( Va Dept of Transportation ) It further states that " The existing drive that serves the lots is wide enough so each owner can remain on its own lot to reach the existing dwellings " Nothing noted about maintenance or anything else.
My question is this, first if they state the existing drive is wide enough for both owners to reach the dwellings while remaining on their own lot why is there an easement??
If 2 cars had to pass at the same time one would have to go into the grass on one side or the other to pass.
Secondly, anyone have an idea how the 20 ft wide easement is actually divided? Is it the width of the 10ft driveway plus 10ft further onto each owners side for a total of 20 ft?? And if so does this mean the other property owner can come onto my property an additional 10 ft from the edge of the driveway??
I'm so confused, any help is appreciated,