A right of use of another’s
land for a particular purpose; for example, an easement permitting a person to
cross another’s land to fish in a pond located there, or use of a common
An easement that grants another the right to perform certain
related actions on the property.
An easement that benefits another property; for example, a
right to pass across land to reach a neighboring tract.
easement by necessity
A statutory or natural encumbrance that occurs in situations
such as its being necessary to cross another’s land in order to gain access to
water or to a road.
easement in gross
An easement that benefits an individual who does not
necessarily own any adjoining land; for example, an easement permitting someone
to hunt or fish on the property.
n An easement imposed by law where it
is clear that the parties to a transaction intended an easement to exist, even
if not specifically stated.
An easement that prohibits the property owner from performing
An easement gained by the uninterrupted occupation of a
another person’s land for a statutory period, often equal to that required for