Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

If you own land, it’s likely that at some point you will be approached by either a utility company or an entity related to the government asking to install a buried water, sewer, gas or other line, tile or pipe. Usually the government or utility company requests for the permanent right to use a geographic area under the ground.

Anyone who owns a house or any real estate can expect to eventually be approached by some government or utility company asking for permission to install a buried water, sewer, gas or other line, pipe or tile.

Usually, the government or utility company does not want to purchase any portion of the property. Instead, the request is usually for a permanent right to use a three-dimensional geographic area under the ground.

Read Lee’s full article on underground utility agreements in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

Source: LimaOhio.com, “Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements,” by Lee R. Schroeder, August 1, 2015

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