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Enter into an Exciting Conversation with Property Owners Called “Who Owns That Tree"

As I discussed in a previous blog post, there are some aspects of property ownership that are commonly misunderstood.  One of those items definitely involve easements.   649 more words

Recent Developments in Neighbor vs. Neighbor Encroachment Related Disputes

By: Keith J. Turner and Angelica J. Varela

Sometimes the development and use of property goes beyond the property line, such as driveways and landscaping improvements, which are called “encroachments.”   (An “encroachment” is the extension of a building or other structure beyond the boundaries of the land on which it was rightfully constructed onto adjoining land, or into its airspace, without the permission or consent of the adjoining landowner.)   Encroachments are often discovered when a land survey is done by a property owner when submitting a new property improvement, such as when a property owner wants to add a swimming pool or home addition.  798 more words

Local Laws & Ordinances

Navy easement on hold until lawsuit settled - Kitsap Sun

Disappointing but not unexpected news. Working piecemeal on this apparently.

The Navy has suspended its application for a restrictive easement along Hood Canal’s Kitsap County shoreline until a lawsuit over a similar easement on the Jefferson County side is settled.

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Puget Sound

Start a Controversial Conversation with Property Owners Called “Who Owns That Easement”

A few years ago I was overseeing a project (drum-roll please….) to reduce the flooding in several neighborhoods.  It was a decent sized project that would have a positive impact for about 300 homes.   824 more words

What are my rights and obligations under an easement?

Purpose of an Easement.  An easement is an interest in land which is owned by a person who is not the owner of the whole parcel, such as the right to use or control a portion of the parcel, or an area above or below it, for a specific limited purpose (such as to cross it for access to a public road, to share a common drive with a neighboring property, or to install and maintain utility wires or lines).  380 more words

Real Estate

Lawmakers approve new plan for Turtle Bay conservation lands

A new agreement on the future of conservation lands at Turtle Bay is one step away from becoming law.

On Tuesday, May 5, Senate Bill 284… 397 more words



The right to utilize a portion of another’s real property for a specified use.

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