Road maintenance contracts are highly recommended. These are essentially ongoing land-to-land contracts with the country that provide the framework for how disputes and maintenance and improvement issues are resolved. The decision of occupation is an important issue to be addressed. It provides the basis for the number of owners who need to get the agreement before certain types of improvements and repairs are made to a common access. BPE Law`s lawyers have extensive experience in road maintenance contracts and easements, and our transaction lawyers have advised owners and developers in California and Washington on the practical aspects of these agreements and have extensive experience in developing such agreements. If you or your client have any questions about street maintenance contracts, please do not hesitate to contact the lawyers of the BPE Law Group at 916-966-2260 to arrange a consultation. If you have any immediate questions about real estate, transactions or other legal matters, please email me at kbdunnagan@bpelaw.com. Fortunately, in California, there are at least a few basic safeguards related to road maintenance. California Civil Code Section 845 provides that if there is a private road for the benefit of multiple owners, the costs of maintaining the road are proportional to the use by the easement. The law also provides for a recourse for a contribution action that will allow paying owners to recover a proportional share from non-paying owners.

This is a step in the right direction, as it allows for a few simple ways to collect maintenance costs, but it`s not enough to have completely protected homeowners for most types of problems. In our previous article in this series, we looked at the most common easement of access to property and rural properties. In today`s article, we will look at road maintenance contracts. .