before we bought our place a few acres at the back corner had been sold off. (we were lied to about it when negotiating the deal but that is water under the bridge) all the paperwork we have shows an easement through the property but not actually to theirs. that remains to be sorted out for sure. they want to sell the property and plan to have a dozer clear access. if they come through our property (following the portion of the easement that our paperwork shows) to access theirs it will split our property in half (approx. 30 acres). we are gently suggesting they seek an easment through the back since there is a home and road only 100' or so from it and have also gently asked them to show us where their easement is placed because from our end it doesn't look like they have one. there is a legal easement that gets them about 2/3 there but is entirely on, and leads solely to, property we bought anyway which is why it didn't bother us. we don't want to be unreasonable and we will not be a huge obstacle even if it does truly turn out they don't have a legal easement, but we do prefer they gain access elsewhere and plan to make it clear what they will be responsible for if they come through our land. we will be contacting the owners of the other land where it makes much more sense for them to gain access and might even be willing to pay for the survey and some compensation for it just to keep them off our land, but how that will work out remains to be seen and we want to be prepared for all possiblities as well as make sure we are clear on what will be required of them. some questions. we have animals. shouldn't they have to pay to install gates and fences? it doesn't seem fair that they could just come plow through our fences and leave us with thousands of feet of fence to put up to keep animals off their driveway or have to pay for gates for them to have access through the animal areas. I think its their land and if they want to get back there it is their responsibility to do what needs to be done so that we can still utilize our land without added expense. but I don't know where we are legally on that. also. do they legally have to create a real drive? I would much prefer a good gravel drive then a huge eroded mud pit which would be created if they just plow through it all with a dozer. erosion can be a nightmare and expand well beyond the original cleared area and the soil here isn't conducive to rapid regrowth of destroyed vegetation. this could turn into a huge pia.