You probably think there should be a difference between private roads and easements. Right?? After all, an easement is a section of property that allows people other than the landowner to access another piece of property. A private road leads people to a home or at least a piece of property off of the main road. So, why is it … Read the rest
Normally, an emergency lane of a road is the small lane outside of the outer lane. Emergency lanes are usually not that wide, which is why many people refer to those lanes as the shoulder of the road. However, in the state of New Hampshire, actual roads can be designated as emergency lanes if the situation is warranted. So, what … Read the rest
Private roads can be simple to maintain when only one person utilizes that road. However, what happens when a dozen different property owners live on a private road? Who is responsible for maintaining the road? Who pays for snow removal and repairs? All of these questions are why private road maintenance agreements are necessary in these situations. They alleviate the … Read the rest
In the state of New Hampshire, trying to obtain an approval to construct anything on a private or Class VI road can be quite difficult. Almost all building permits for any structure are immediately denied when the board discovers the request is on either a Class VI road or a private road. There are multiple reasons why this local law … Read the rest
The General Court is considering two bills of note dealing with roads this year. One bill would affect the non-maintenance period for highways to summer cottages. The other is a renewed effort to impose maintenance obligations on owners of residential property on private roads.