Gas Company called asking if they could use 50-100 ft. of the corner of my property to get their big equipment through, the corner of property is at the cross roads. Can anyone give me some idea of how much that would be worth?
The company wants to do this asap.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Your decision needs to be about much more than what it is worth. First you need to be indemnified for any and all damages that arise from their activities. You also need to negotiate an easement in writing saying that they need to repair any and all damages relating to their activities, such as reseeding grass or replacing trees. and warrant any repairs for at least one year. They must clean up any and all spills and contaminants. Limit the time period they are allowed to work, any extensions must be re-negotiated. If this is close to your home or a neighbors, negotiate limited hrs of the day they can work. No storage of materials and nothing can be left behind past a date certain. If they do leave anything behind, it becomes your possession.
Only after negotiating all this can you then determine a value for them using your land for any time period. Do you have other plans such as building or selling property? Will this activity impair those activities?
I am not an attorney but you need to get one to help you. I am sure there are other considerations.