Easements

Easements

What IS an Easement?

An easement is “a right in the owner of one parcel of land, by reason of such ownership, to use the land of another for a special purpose not inconsistent with the general property in the owner.” It is an interest in land owned and possessed by another, permitting its limited use or enjoyment without actual occupancy. The use involved is almost invariably an incidental or indirect utilization of the land, such as installation of power lines or pipes as conduits of gas, water, or electricity, or ingress and egress to and from other land for pedestrians or vehicles, rather than productive uses of the land such as cultivation, mining, manufacturing, commerce, or residence.