Who is responsible to move a sewer line?

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Who is responsible to move a sewer line?

Last year, I purchased a home from a man who also owned the empty lot next to me. He recently sold the empty lot. My realtor, who also handled the sale of the empty lot, called me to inform that my sewer line runs across the empty lot. If they people who bought the lot build, they can cut my sewer line off. What ground do I have to stand on?

Asked on December 21, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Indiana

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written, you may have an easement running across the lot that you have written about. I suggest that you carefully review your preliminary report as to the property you have and consult with a real estate attorney. Most likely your sewer line remains as is and for the owner of the lot to cut the line, such could very well subject him or her to a lawsuit by you.


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