EASEMENTS

Easements

An easement is a legal right to use the real property of another for a specific purpose. Easements may be identified on a subdivision plat, survey, or in the legal description of a recorded deed. The easement itself is a real property interest, but legal title to the underlying land is retained by the original owner for all other purposes.

Easement disputes frequently arise among owners of adjoining parcels of land. Common examples of easement disputes that arise include the right of a property owner to use a particular segment of a neighbor's land to gain access to a street or road, or the right of a municipality to run a highway or sewer line (“right of way”) across an owner's land. Our attorneys have been involved in many easement dispute cases and have the experience to assist you, whether the dispute is with a municipality, or with an adjoining neighbor.

Types of Easements

Easements are granted for a variety of reasons depending on the needs and circumstances of the parties. The most common types of easements are for ingress and egress, right of way easements, driveway easements, and utility easements. Other types of easements include:

  • Irrigation Easements
  • Landscape Easements
  • Conservation Easements
  • Drainage Easements
  • Cross-Access Easements
  • Right-of-way Easements

Frequently Asked Questions about Easements

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