An easement is a property interest that gives someone the legal right to use or own parts of the property owner’s land.
The person does not legally own or possess the land, but has the right to use it through an agreement with the owner.
The property owner may exclude anyone but the easement holder from the land.
What is an easement on property?
An easement is a legal right to use another’s land for a specific limited purpose. In other words, when someone is granted an easement, he is granted the legal right to use the property, but the legal title to the land itself remains with the owner of the land.
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.
How do I get rid of an easement on my property?
Terminating easements by express release or agreement
The dominant owner can release the easement by deed, thereby extinguishing it. Or the dominant owner can transfer the easement by deed to the servient owner.
Are easements recorded on deeds?
Easements can be granted to another person, such as a neighbor, or to an entity, such as an electric and gas utility. A property easement is generally written and recorded with the local assessor’s office.