Tuesday, May 2, 2023 / by Saber Gilbert
What is an Easement?
An easement is a legal agreement that allows someone to use a portion of your property for a specific purpose. The most common types of easements include:
1. Right-of-way easements allow someone to travel through your property, such as a utility company that needs access to their equipment.
2. Utility easements allow utility companies to install and maintain utility lines on your property, such as gas or electric lines.
3. Conservation easements: These limit the use of your property for conservation purposes, such as protecting wildlife habitat or preserving farmland.
4. Shared driveway easements allow multiple property owners to share a driveway that crosses over one owner's property.
Why Are Easements Created?