“Landlocked” Lot Has Right of Access


Question: My parents bought a 5-acre lot near Prescott almost 40 years ago back in the “land fraud” days of the infamous Ned Warren. They have paid property taxes for years. Both parents died in the last year, and my sister and I have just inherited this 5-acre lot. We talked to a real estate…

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Landmark Ruling by Arizona Court of Appeals on Access Easements

On May 7, our former clients Bogdan and Jolanta Dabrowski (“Dabrowskis”) won a major victory at the Court of Appeals! Their landlocked neighbor has to pay compensation to Dabrowskis for an easement, and Dabrowskis’ choice of the route over their property was the preferred route. A. Facts The Dabrowskis are Chicago residents who purchased after…

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Driveway Access Implied in Sale of ‘Landlocked’ Lot

  Question:  My husband and I recently purchased a lot in Scottsdale with the intention of building a home on the lot.  Our seller also owns the adjacent lot that has a driveway to the main road.  When we purchased our lot we thought that we would use this driveway over the adjacent lot because…

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