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Fri, Jul 26, 2019 7:15 PM

Who can I speak to about an easement on property I am buying?

The public record shows AT&T has an easement on the property.  Who can I speak with about this easement?

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ATTHelp

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8 months ago

Hi There @AEWDDC,

 

We would love to give you that information.

 

What we will do is send a private message to your forums inbox to collect some more information of what you are needing as well as your contact information.

 

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@ATTHelp Hello,

We have trespassing issues on our front yard, which is also an easement for AT&T. Is there someone I can speak to or email? We want to build fence to stop the trespassers from going to the Adobe Falls.

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This is a customer populated for him, not a way to reach AT&T. AT&T no longer has private messages and cannot be tagged through this forum.

Utility easements are designated by your town. In most cases you cannot build on an easement, or in such a way that the easement is permanently obstructed.

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8 months ago

@AEWDDC  Your town hall has all records regarding utility, building and draining easements.  

 

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8 months ago

AT&T installed an easement on my property in Tennessee in 2005 that is not recorded in the courthouse or city. I am sure its legal but how do I get this easement property recorded?  We live in Spring City, TN. Rhea County. Have had registrar and a lawyer review--no easement recorded. Ideas?

 

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8 months ago


@aimeeroseintenn wrote:

AT&T installed an easement on my property in Tennessee in 2005 that is not recorded in the courthouse or city.

AT&T doesn't install easements, they use them.

 

I am sure its legal but how do I get this easement property recorded? 

Weird.  I'm not sure how you'd get electricity, water, phones, etc. if you don't have easements nearby...?

 

I'm not saying it should be recorded on your property papers (I don't know those rules, but I thought it'd be on the deed?), but I'd guess even in rural areas there would be at least a system saying first 10 feet from the road and the plus/minus 3 feet from the back property line?

 

I'd call the city and county back.  

Maybe ask your neighbor if theirs is recorded?

 

I put in a fiber system connecting all the schools in my district and we ran into zero issues where we weren't clear where to go (we ran over highways and across train tracks) for most of it we used existing poles, but we ran underground too.  And I ask a lot of questions and nothing like this came up.  (That's the limit of my expertise on this topic).

 

 

 

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8 months ago


@Gary L wrote:

@aimeeroseintenn wrote:

AT&T installed an easement on my property in Tennessee in 2005 that is not recorded in the courthouse or city.

AT&T doesn't install easements, they use them.

      Easements are done during planning, and should be marked on the plot plan and with your town.  They would be at your town hall or regional records center.  

 

I am sure its legal but how do I get this easement property recorded? 

Weird.  I'm not sure how you'd get electricity, water, phones, etc. if you don't have easements nearby...?

 

I'm not saying it should be recorded on your property papers (I don't know those rules, but I thought it'd be on the deed?),   No, deeds are proof of ownership, like a car title.  No pictures and no notes on easements.  But they do refer to town records of the plot.

 

but I'd guess even in rural areas there would be at least a system saying first 10 feet from the road and the plus/minus 3 feet from the back property line?

 

I'd call the city and county back.  

Maybe ask your neighbor if theirs is recorded?

 

I put in a fiber system connecting all the schools in my district and we ran into zero issues where we weren't clear where to go (we ran over highways and across train tracks) for most of it we used existing poles, but we ran underground too.  And I ask a lot of questions and nothing like this came up.  (That's the limit of my expertise on this topic).


You certainly weren’t digging random trenches, but use the “Call before you dig” to make sure you did cut power lines right?  Those services know where the utilities and easements are.

 

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8 months ago

Thx, Gary, you are correct--I used the term wrong--ATT used and everyone
thinks, applied for a utility easement, however, much to everyone's
chagrin, it was never recorded in any legal office, despite the obvious
evidence (substations).

No map or record of this easement anywhere with the exception of 1 recent
deed. We've contacted the title agency who referenced this magical 50ft
wide utility easement (which makes each property owner keep the
road/easement open to use) but still await an answer.

Doubt AT&T would just assume an easement exists and plop their equipment on
5 different tracts of land to provide service. We want that easement
authority so we can keep this road and right of way open.

Since its not been recorded at registrar or assessor in county, we have to
look for other folks who have obviously seen this easement in writing

Hoping those folks are the lawyers in the ATT easement dept and they can
share the easement reference

thx for your kind words, appreciate your perspective
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