How would you "butter someone up" about purchasing some of their land

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarahFair, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I am looking at a landlocked house on 5 acres.
    It was not always land locked but because the previous owners "tricked" a couple banks, 55 acres got divided into 5+ a house and 55.

    There is an easement but it runs onto the 50 acres.
    The lady who now owns the 50 acres does not want to give an easement to get to the houes because she wants the house + 5 acres for $6000 [​IMG]

    The man who gave the easement does not want to give another and when people who are trying to close on the house have approached him about buying some land from him are given a ridiculous price.
    My SO noticed he has some kind of similar equipment on his property and isnt wondering if we couldnt either
    A) Barter with cash and other services (mechanicing, logging, etc)
    B) See if his uncle (who lives down the street) doesnt know him and cant get him to turn loose.. (but could be doubtful)
    C) Just go to the other side land owner

    Supposedly the people who use to own the 55 acres + the house were rather.. sleezy. They signed juuuust enough paper work to get by and make it look all legal. The neighbors didnt fancy them much and I guess are still holding a grudge.


    If you were the land owners (we are wanting to purchase land from) what would convince you to sell me about 12000 sqft of your 70+ acres if you were still bitter?
    (and remember.. other people have already approached you about the same thing)

    I have included a layout of the land
    (I would like a drive either where the green is, or just on the other side of the white and orange line...)
    [​IMG]
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    I would go with A...
    I would offer my services,says your willing to work for something you want...
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  3. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    I am going to watch this thread. Neighbor has 20 acres of unused land I would lvoe to aquire. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Seems to me from the picture that a road was already made from both sides of that property to allow access.
    From what I was reading in this http://www.ask.com/wiki/Easement#Easement_by_necessity That it wouldnt take much to take this to court and make them allow you ingress and egress to your property at a reasonable cost. But that is a lot to ask before you even buy the property. I would consult with an attorney first though and see what the chances are. To my mind...1. the roads are already in place on either side.
    2.
    In property law, ingress, egress, and regress are the rights of a person (such as a lessee) to enter, leave, and return to a property, respectively

    It's all legal mumbo jumbo to me but.......
    Question #11 in this is rather interesting.
    http://land22.com/landlocked-property.html
     
  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I asked this one another forum and they said that if the lady who currently owns the old driveway wants to... it can take YEARS to settle in court.
    And the other driveway on the side isnt a drive to the house as their is a fence put up all the way down there.. It just runs right a long the fence line.
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to piss them off get a lawyer involved. Get to know them and just be up front and ask them.
     
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    How do you get to know them?
    Just go knock on the door and say 'Hey Im Sarah and Im thinking about buying the house next door and just wanted to meet the neighbors? Oh yeah, can I buy some of your property?' [​IMG]
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Is the current driveway actually blocked?
     
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    I would want my lawyer to be looking at the deed.

    Landlocked? There should already be an easement in place.
    If so, the neighbors are bound by law to allow it I would think.
     
  10. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    No the current driveway is not blocked.

    The people who bought the house before for the bank(s) took it back had 1 bank finance 50 acres of land and 1 bank finance 5 acres and a house.
    The bank that took the 50 acres sold it to a lady.

    That lady wants to purchase the 5 acres and the house by saying it is useless for living because it is land locked (seeing as she now owns over half the driveway she can put a fight against ANYONE trying to get an easement to the house for YEARS).
    She is trying to force the bank into giving up and letting her buy it for $6000.
     

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