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Are you looking for a deal on land for sale in Texas?  You might want to think about a tract of land locked property and get a lower price.  You must think about it, because a land locked tract of land might be a nightmare.  But, you might want to grab it if you can save thousands on your sales price.

You might want to ask the question, ďWhy in the world do I want to deal with land with no road or easement to it?íí  Letís lay it out in a scenario.  Letís say that you have your eye on a tract of 20 acres that is land locked by the neighborís 40 acres.   Ok, just remember about this scenario that there is no legal access to the land for sale in Texas.

We will assume that you have negotiated a great sales price on the land for one reason because there is no legal access to it and all that is left to do is work out an easement to the land.  With my experience, I recommend predicating your contract for sale on your ability to gain legal access to the land.  If you donít do this you will run into a problem getting financing which could lead to possible law suit for not fulfilling your contract obligations.  A common issue in buying land for sale in Texas where property has been acquired through heirship is the easement by necessity argument.

For example Mr. Brown bought 20 acres of land for sale in Texas and an easement by necessity arises by implied grant when his land tract is sold in such a way that either portion of said property has been rendered inaccessible with the exception of going over someone elseís land.  It is not necessary for a written conveyance on an easement by necessity because it is vested right for successive holders of the dominant tenement and remains binding on successive holders of the servient tenement.  In other words, if a tract of land started originally being sixty acres but the original land owner sold twenty acres years before Mr. Brown bought his tract and you canít get to his twenty.  By a legal definition the acreage purchased by Mr. Brown is not land locked and is accessible by easement.

Donít think this is smooth sailing because itís not.  Whoever owns the front 40 acres can put up a fence or gate at any point which could mean court action.  Try to work out something with your neighbor and get a written easement.  If at all possible get an experienced land attorney to file suit for you.  An attorney with no experience in Texas land will cost you a bunch of money.  I have used a lot of legal arguments while buying and selling land for sale in Texas and easement by necessity is sure to be easiest.   When you are challenged in court this is your chance to negotiate a cheap price.

You can surely find a lot of land for sale in Texas that is land locked.  This is a perfect way to save thousands of dollars.  If you donít mind the leg work and have a little patience, you can buy the land locked land at as little as half price if you can work the problems out with the neighbors giving you some kind of easement.



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