Can I remove septic lines on my property from adjoining property?

I do not know locations or details only that the neighbor has leach lines running on my property. They have no recorded septic with county health; the septic is not registered, inspected or approved. Additionally, they have no easements of record. The owner told me he discharges his grey water on my property separately from the septic. I do not want this on my property. I bought place a year ago and just found this out. I have title insurance and none of this was disclosed. No record of this easement was ever disclosed as shown by my title search. Can I remove any lines I find while I am doing landscaping or such? neighbor hostile and expects to continue.

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Please get an attorney as soon as you can.  The neighbor is going to claim that there is an easement either aquired by agreement, or through adverse circumstances.  You need to being an action to quiet title or for trespass and report the issue to the necessary authorities asap.  The relationship is already sour.  Good luck.


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