Whether you can park on the easement depends heavily on the language used in the grant of easement.
By Robert Nislick You are a Massachusetts homeowner. Your property abuts a street that may never have been paved. It could be a dirt road that is hard to navigate in wet weather and dusty and bumpy when it is dry. Alternatively, your property abuts a street that exists only on paper. The way existsContinue reading The Rights of an Easement Holder to Improve a Right of Way or Paper Street in Massachusetts
By Robert Nislick In order for one Massachusetts landowner to establish title by adverse possession to land owned of record by another, the claimant must prove “nonpermissive use which is actual, open, notorious, exclusive and adverse for twenty years.” Lawrence v. Concord, 439 Mass. 416, 421 (2003). Frequently, a person who is adversely possessing another’sContinue reading The Doctrine of Tacking in Massachusetts Adverse Possession Claims
By Robert Nislick When Massachusetts real estate owners are involved in land disputes, they frequently want to know how getting a lis pendens may help them. A plaintiff may seek to obtain and record a memorandum of lis pendens on a defendant’s property when instituting a proceeding that affects the title to real property orContinue reading Getting and Removing a Lis Pendens in Massachusetts
By Robert Nislick You live in an idyllic Massachusetts town established in colonial times. One of the oldest roads in the county, such as Boston Post Road, Old Sandwich Road, or Old Connecticut Path, may run through your neighborhood. If your house fronts a public way, you should have no problem traveling to and fromContinue reading Establishing Your Right of Way in Massachusetts
By Robert Nislick When you buy a piece of land, you may naturally assume that it is yours absolutely and that no one else can enter upon it without your permission. It is very possible, however, that other people may have rights to use your land. While you may own the parcel, your ownership couldContinue reading This Land is Your Land. This Way is My Way. Easement Disputes in Massachusetts