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Legal Jargon Buster - What's an "easement"?

What's an "easement"?

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 land, but the legal title to the land itself remains with the owner of the land.  Examples of easements include rights of way and rights to run pipes or wires over or under land.

Easements benefit a piece of land so they can only be used by the owner or occupiers of the benefitting land.

If you think you may need an easement or would like to check if anyone has an easement over your property, please contact Oliver Richardson in our Commercial Property Team.



Written By: Feona L Horton

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