Questions have arisen as to whether a planned solar farm would interfere with local cemetery grounds in another state. As some owners of real estate in Florida might be, the owner of the cemetery is currently involved in real estate disputes pertaining to litigation in a federal bankruptcy court. The cemetery owner reportedly signed an easement contract that included approximately 40 acres of agricultural land that adjoins the cemetery grounds.
The man’s attorney recently stated that his agreement with those who plan to operate a solar farm will not affect the cemetery at all because the farm will stop short of the actual burial grounds. It will only comprise the agricultural land at the southern section of the cemetery. Some people are apparently worried that the solar farm would interfere with families visiting loved ones’ graves, perhaps disrupting their peaceful atmosphere.
The cemetery has other legal problems on its hands as well. Nearly 250 claims have been filed, totaling more than $11 million in requested damages, from people who say they are owed. The state where the cemetery is located also forced it into bankruptcy for debts related to almost $60,000 in fines.
Not all real estate disputes are as complex as this situation. However, even minor disagreements can snowball into major legal problems that impact private lives and/or business transactions. To avoid such trouble, it’s often best to ask an experienced real estate attorney to review a particular contract or case and determine what options are available to resolve problem issues. Any property owner in Florida in need of such guidance may reach out for support.