Does an electric company have right to force landowner to place lines on their property?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Does an electric company have right to force landowner to place lines on their property?

The electric company wants to place lines on my property. I gave consent for a survey but told the man that I would never agree to add to the lines I already have on my property. I received a call that the company would take legal action since I do not agree to placing the lines. Do they have legal right to force me to place the lines? What type of lawyer do I need to get to prevent it?

Asked on April 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Louisiana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

What we are discussing here is known as a utility easement.  If the utility company has a portion of your land designated as a utility easement - which is what they would take you to court for - then yes, they would have the right to acess that portion of the land and to errect lines for general use.  Please speak with ana ttorney in your area to discuss the matter in detail and how it pertains to your particular set of facts.  Good luck.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption