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    Re: Easement by Estoppel - TX

    Posted by Carol on 8/02/06

    On 8/02/06, Steve wrote:
    > On 8/02/06, Carol wrote:
    >> On 8/01/06, Steve wrote:
    >>> Local water authority board that owns lake behind my
    >>> property issued us a permit to build a boat dock 3 years
    >>> ago. We built it at considerable expense. They have now
    >>> revoked our access permit to use it (a friend of theirs
    >>> wants to buy this narrow strip of land), causing us to
    >>> lose $125,000 to the value of our property. They verified
    >>> in writing, that we could build one and access the lake
    >>> before we bought the land. I know that governmental
    >>> entities are not generally subject to estoppel, but how
    >>> about "easement by estoppel" on government land? Or
    >>> inverse condemnation?
    >> no and doubtful. didn't you post this a couple of months
    >> ago? I remember asking how a water authority could be "a
    >> friend." If not, follow the thread and find out from that
    >> poster what happened. easement by estoppel is negated with
    >> permission, you had permission besides the use has not been
    >> long enough in any state, I think the least amount is 5
    >> years. Inverse condemnation not likely, you can still use
    >> your property can't you? and the gov. didn't actually take
    >> your property they just quit letting you use theirs. Talk
    >> to an attorney in your area to see if there is anything you
    >> can do, but it looks like you're out of luck.
    > I probably did post about this a few months ago. Right now,
    > I've found a lawyer, and we're filing suit. Just trying to do
    > a little more research before trial. I DO own the dock.
    > A water authority board of directors is made up of local
    > citizens; this "friend" is a local millionaire who is good
    > friends with the exec. director and several members of the
    > board.
    > I think that only prescriptive easements are negated by
    > permission. Easement by estoppel is the result of irrevocable
    > license where there actually was permission. I can still use
    > my land, but my boat house, which is on the lake, can no
    > longer be accessed because they revoked my permit to cross
    > their land to use it. The water authority owns the lake and
    > small strip of land around the lake. All adjoining property
    > owners must get ingress and egress permits to use their boat
    > docks. They've never revoked one before me. Only because this
    > strip of land is tied to a larger piece they own down the
    > street from me, and the potential buyer (their friend) wants
    > the whole thing.
    yeah, you're right, got estoppel mixed up with prescriptive.what
    made it irrevocable though? Do you have that in writing? you do
    have an investment in the boathouse and it would seem that
    equity would entitle you to at least payment if someone else is
    going benefit from it now.
    BTW you have an attorney. If this post is just for your own
    education and not to second guess your attorney then go for it.
    But while it is admirable that you are educating yourself, your
    attorney may not take too well to you telling him/her the law in
    your case. We can be a touchy bunch.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Easement by Estoppel - TX, 8/01/06, by Steve.
  • Re: Easement by Estoppel - TX, 8/02/06, by Carol.
  • Re: Easement by Estoppel - TX, 8/02/06, by Steve.
  • Re: Easement by Estoppel - TX, 8/02/06, by Carol.
  • Re: Easement by Estoppel - TX, 8/02/06, by Steve.
  • Re: Easement by Estoppel - TX, 9/18/13, by AJ.

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