Pipeline Right Of Way Protection For Landowners

pipeline dug through farm land

by Mark S. Silver

If a pipeline company has contacted you to install a pipeline on your property, you should contact an attorney experienced in this type of work. The process can be confusing and intimidating. Typically, pipeline companies will make repeated telephone and mail contact in an attempt to obtain signatures on documents that may contain provisions that are not fair to you. The landowner should insist that language protecting their rights is included in the written document. If it is not, there are no protections.

Experienced legal counsel can draft comprehensive revisions to documents and propose construction specifications to provide protections for the landowner.

Issues of full just compensation for the easement and its impact on remaining property are critical and best addressed by legal counsel who, together with an appraiser, can provide documented support for the compensation amount sought to be paid.

If you would like to better understand your rights and options, please contact Mark Silver, Esq. at (717) 232-5000 or at mssilver@mette.com.