Started by Tome, December 08, 2014, 09:18:45 PM
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Quote from: flyingvan on December 08, 2014, 11:21:11 PMhttp://cansellnow.com/property-landlocked/
Quote from: flyingvan on December 09, 2014, 09:19:46 PMI picked that link because Tome, the original poster, is in North Carolina. It's pretty close to the rules here, too. When I sat on the County Planning Group for the Cuyamaca subregion, an older guy approached us trying to get a variance for the height of his garage. I helped him through the paperwork and got him on the front of the docket so he wouldn't have to sit through the whole boring meeting, and we unanimously approved his variance. Two years later I bought the lot for the first place I built, Cuyamaca Cabin. Just before handing me my building permit Plan Check discovered a very old easement on one side of the lot, to a section of a 'flag lot' that went way up the hill (it was the planned access in 1900, before roads were built up the hill) Anyway, this easement came with setbacks that were so restrictive I wouldn't have been able to build. I went and knocked on the door to find out what it would take to get him to quitclaim the easement----turned out to be the same guy I'd helped with the variance years before. He wouldn't even accept gas money for the drive to the notary, though he did take the case of beer I left on his doorstep. With both my builds and my current rebuild I try to remember it's stressful to have someone put up a new structure next door. Not blaring music, keeping reasonable work hours, offering to haul their trash with the many dump runs---For Cuyamaca Cottage, my second build, the retired couple next door asked me to put in a parking space at the top of their lot next to where I was building so they wouldn't have to climb stairs anymore. Time well spent (I probably use the spot more than they do come to think of it) If you can convince neighbors their lives will be better with you there and you'll be increasing property values, the entire process will go easier. If you have to sue to get what you want, well, those fences will take a long time to mend
Quote from: rick91351 on December 11, 2014, 09:28:10 PMThis person the only avenue or most convenient? Land trade - few feet for a couple acres? What is the fear? - subdividing? - bad neighbors? - hell I basically own it now?
Quote from: Tome on December 11, 2014, 09:59:15 PMI was honest and told her I needed to timber and replant about ten acres. She is afraid trucks will put her children at risk getting on school bus. Timbering will be on five year cycles.Actually I am a great neighbor, no hog or poultry desires as evident on my other farms in the area! She appears she could use the money.My current efforts are through a mutual friend.
Quote from: rick91351 on December 11, 2014, 11:51:45 PMWOW unless your timber is insane down there. Seventy acres is not a lot of trucks you get your logs bucked and yarded you're hardly talking a couple weeks if the trucks a available. And when it is over it is over no mass! Me thinks she / he / they are not seeing the big picture. Logging a parcel is not a full time gravel pit with trucks going and coming for several years.