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Q: “What is an easement?”

An easement is defined as “a right to cross or otherwise use someone else’s land for a specified purpose.” Essentially, an easement allows an individual or a business the right to access your property for a specific purpose. There are 4 types of easements to consider. Each has its own set of regulations so be sure to research which type your property has, and consult one of our Land Use and Real Estate attorneys to understand its implications. The 4 types of easements are Express Easement, Implied Easement by Existing Use, Easement by Necessity, Prescriptive Easement.