Easement (defined & explained)

An easement gives one person a non-possessory right to go on to another person’s real property without possessing it. That property can be  a property owned by a private person, a group of owners or a business entity. Easements can be obtained for accessing the property of another in order to use the spring water, fetch water from the well, entry to make repairs, drive cattle across and other uses.  Right of way are the most common easements.

The land which gets the benefit of the easement is called as the “dominant” property or estate.Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property or enabling a person to fish in a privately pond. Easements can be described by its boundries or by its purposes. An easement if not used for a long time, may be lost.