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  • Writer's pictureAttorney Jason A Greller

My Neighbor is Blocking Our Joint / Shared Driveway with his Car. What Can I Do?

If your neighbor is blocking your shared driveway in Wisconsin, you can consider the following steps:

  1. Talk to your neighbor: Start by having a polite conversation with your neighbor about the issue. They may be unaware that they are causing a problem, and discussing the matter may help resolve it amicably.

  2. Review your property deed and easements: Check your property deed and any recorded easements to understand the legal rights and responsibilities of both parties regarding the shared driveway. Easements may contain specific rules about access and use.

  3. Send a written notice: If the issue persists, consider sending a written notice to your neighbor, detailing the problem and requesting that they stop blocking the driveway. Keep a copy of the notice for your records.

  4. Document the issue: Take photos or videos of the blocked driveway and maintain a log of each occurrence, including dates, times, and any communication with your neighbor. This documentation may be useful if the issue escalates to legal action.

  5. Consult a real estate attorney: If all else fails, consult a real estate attorney who is familiar with Wisconsin property law. They can provide guidance on your legal rights and options, which may include filing a lawsuit to enforce your easement rights or seeking an injunction to prevent your neighbor from blocking the driveway.

Please note that this information is for general informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney to discuss your specific situation and understand your legal options.

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