Landlocked but not out of luck

utility house

Landlocked landowners in Louisiana can now hookup to utilities on their neighbor’s property. Previously, the enclosed landowner could cross a neighbor’s property only to obtain access to a road. However, it is not an unrestrained right and is not free. Basic elements of acquiring the right of passage for utilities 1.  The owner must have […]

House inspector negligence liability greater than contract amount

A Kentucky court recently found that a negligent home inspector could be held liable for an amount greater than that initially agreed to between the parties by contract. In this case, the contract limited the inspector’s liability for negligence to $200, the cost of the inspection. The court refused to enforce this provision in the contract, finding to do […]