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Joint Upkeep Obligations for Landowners Along Private Roads

On October 22, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed maintenance issues for private roads. In Bayberry Group, Inc. v. Crystal Beach Condominium Association ____ Mich App ___ (2020), the Court of Appeals held that the requirement to maintain a private road easement by those with ingress and egress rights is limited solely to the upkeep of the roadway itself, and does not extend to the entire right-of-way or easement area that may include landscaping, traffic signs, lighting, irrigation and curbs located beyond the roadway itself.   Read More