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Can Edmonds rent out property it does not own the fee title to? | Letter to the Editor


Last updated 12/26/2021 at 10:18am

Portions of the discussion below are based on information found on MRSC's website.

It is a common misconception that rights-of-way are owned by municipalities. The general rule is that the abutting property owner owns the fee title and that the City of Edmonds has a non-possessory interest. History shows a fee title owner has sold her property interest to a neighbor while the property was burdened by a City of Edmonds right-of-way easement.

A right-of-way easement is a special property right that grants the City of Edmonds a non-possessory interest. In general, that non-possessory interest...

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