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What is an Easement?

An easement is a legal right to use another person's land for a particular purpose. Easements continue to run with the land even if a change of ownership occurs. A property owner has no right to interfere with the rights of an easement holder. Easements are almost always in writing and can be located in a deed, title papers and in the local County Recorder's Office.

What Types of Easements Are There?

There are many types of easements. These include: 

How Can I Prevent Someone from Acquiring an Easement on My Land?

There are several preventative measures you can use.  These include: 

How Do You Terminate an Easement?

Easements "run with the land" when ownership changes hands and generally have no set termination date. However, easements can be given set conditions such as time limits, or be terminated in other situations depending on the type of easement.

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Last Modified: 10-10-2013 04:27 PM PDT

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