Rights in the land of another (easements)

37An easement is a right to use someone else’s land for a special purpose, e.g., to lay pipe, to access a road or lake.  Easements can be created by an express written “grant” of permission by the owner.  An easement may also be created by “reservation” where a grantor conveys title but reserves the right to continue use of all or part of the land for a special purpose.  An easement may also be created by “necessity” where a track of land is land-locked or deprived access to a public roadway.  Of most concern is an easement by “prescription”, which arises when your neighbor continues to use your tract of land without permission for a period of time and you do not seek to enforce you legal rights against the trespass.


To schedule an appointment to discuss boundary or easement issues, please call (734) 475-4659. 

The foregoing is general information only and does not constitute legal advice regarding your specific legal matter nor does it create an attorney-client relationship regarding your matter.