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Water Rights

May 22, 2009

When you buy land what comes with it? Do you just get the surface? Does it go ten feet down? Twenty feet down? How far? What if there are pipes or cables there? What if your neighbors tree hangs over.

Real estate law says it goes to the center of the Earth and extends into space. You own all that, dirt, air, oil, water, coal and gold. You can sell some of these things and reduce your interest in the real estate, such as mineral rights, air space and easements. Easements will allow for cables and pipes under your land. If someone puts a pipe accross your land without an easement you can cut it. You can trim your neighbors tree if it hangs onto your airspace.

But now the U.S. government is trying to pull a fast one on you as we speak. They are trying to pass a law to take your water, with no compensation and tax you as well. Check this video then e-mail your representative and senators to let them know how you feel.