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Prescriptive Easements

An easement by prescription is one that is gained under principles of a legal concept known as “adverse possession”, under which someone other than the original property owner gains use or ownership rights to certain property. Prescriptive easements often arise…

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What Can You Do About an Encroachment?

  What is an Encroachment? Put simply, an encroachment is when another person puts up a structure that intrudes on (or over) your land. This issue might come up if, for example, one of your neighbors were to build a…

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The ins and outs of view ordinances

In areas where property owners have scenic views, like cities and towns near the ocean, a view ordinance is often in place that may protect your view from any trees on neighboring properties that might block it. These ordinances seldom…

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Private Property Rights Defined

As the battle to stop Sustainable Development grows, it is important that activists have clear definitions of their points as they deal with elected officials and planners who are making policy in their community. Below is a start in defining…

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Ins and outs of Greenbelt Taxes

What is GREENBELT? The Utah Farmland Assessment Act (FAA) or Greenbelt Act allows qualifying agricultural property to be assessed and taxed based upon its productive capabilities instead of the prevailing market value. Land in close proximity to expanding urban areas,…

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The ins and outs of impact fees

Impact fees are payments required by local governments of new development for the purpose of providing new or expanded public capital facilities required to serve that development. The fees typically require cash payments in advance of the completion of development,…

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Proposed land swap at American Fork Canyon troubles residents

PROVO — Scores of residents packed the Utah County Commission chambers Tuesday to voice their anxiety and disapproval of a proposal that would trade just over 400 acres of coveted land in American Fork Canyon for about 1,400 acres of…

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Study shows vast potential for cutting water use on farms

SALT LAKE CITY — Already 1 million acre-feet of water once used on farms, ranches and orchards throughout the seven states in the Colorado River basin is being “saved,” mainly through water system improvements and reductions in consumption. A probe…

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Should You Resist the Condemnation of Your Property?

If you received a condemnation notice from the government, you must make the decision whether to accept it or to fight. You may wish to resist the condemnation of your property if you think that the government does not really need…