Can You Build A Driveway Over An Easement?

Can you build over an easement?

Normally an easement will not prevent you from building over or under it.

For example, if there is an access way through your property, you probably will be able to put a sewer under it or a structure over it.

Can you have a driveway over an easement?

No permission has been given, especially a driveway easement which gives someone the right to drive over property he doesn’t own for the purpose of accessing other property, typically property he does own. He needs a driveway easement that allows him to access his property by using your driveway.

Does easement affect property value?

Whether the public easement affects property value depends on how much access the public has to the land, and how this restricts property ownership and changes to the land. Private easements will generally not interfere with property ownership. It’s up to the landowner to agree or refuse to sell the private easement.

Do you have to give someone an easement?

Generally speaking, an easement is a more serious property right; it is the legal right to use someone else’s land for a particular purpose. While you certainly do not need a lawyer to create or grant an easement to your neighbor, it might be a good idea to retain one.