Odd Easement Arrangement, Thoughts?
I'm a first time poster but long time reader here, so thanks to everyone for the great info that's helped guide me with my town home purchase. I found a great new construction town home, but I do have one easement question. I've never run into something like this before and I want to make sure I'm not missing some potential problem.
I'm buying an end town home in a strip of four. The ends have lovely side yards while the middles have no yard at all. I will have both my own air conditioner and my next door neighbor's in my backyard. I don't care about the noise because I have three A/Cs right near my bedroom window now, and it's just white noise to me. I'm thinking more in terms of problems with having someone who's allowed to come in periodically to service the A/C etc. I certainly don't mind them doing that, but am I missing something that could turn into an issue?
The yard has concrete walls on three sides and a back gate right by the A/Cs. I have a dog who will go out periodically to potty but who won't be left there for extended times and who is very friendly. I don't want him to get out if someone accidentally leaves the gate open, but I doubt anyone will be coming over that much. That's really the only possible issue I can think of. I'll have a hot tub in the yard, but it won't obstruct the A/Cs in any way.
I imagine the easement will be written into the deed, but I don't know what the exact wording will be. It should be something to the effect that the neighbor has access for A/C maintenance and repairs. I'll have an attorney double check it at closing, but it should be straightforward.
Anything I'm missing that I should be taking into consideration? I've lived in town homes for over 20 years with no problems. I even had a shared driveway once; I've read horror stories about those here, but the only "problem" was that it drove my neighbor crazy that I never washed my car, so every now and then he's scrub it down himself. Fine with me!