An 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.x