Real estate easement

Real estate easement – this term describes a legal right of a person to use or pass through another person’s property. For example, an easement could be given for placing water channels, walkways or electric cables. Real estate easement could be exclusively or non-exclusively; to be established for short term of for long term. Specific for the easement is that it is usually established in favor of neighboring plot’s owner. But sometimes the public interest requires such easements to be established on private property in favor of governmental or local authorities.

When an easement is established to benefit a person it is called “easement in gross”.

When it is established in favor of the neighboring (dominant) land, it is called “easement appurtenant”.

Both above could be a subject of conveyance deal.

See also “Prescriptive rights”

Real estate easement / Legal Glossary

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