Recent Examples of easement from the Web
The Burr Ridge Public Works Department reported at 11:10 a.m. Aug. 22 two manhole covers were taken from Shorewood Court and an easement near there.
Recreation lands, conservation lands and easements, dry washes, and other approaches attempt to counterbalance pavement when possible.
The town also has a 15-foot wide perpetual easement running along the east side of the 331 Bel Air LLC property to access the parcel.
Last week, a number of them—now educated in the intricacies of property easements, eminent domain, and bitumen—testified before the state’s Public Service Commission, hoping to persuade its members to reject it.
Easements and other restrictions reduce the property’s value, Sommer said in the appeal.
The easement the Mountain Valley Pipeline is seeking on Four Corners Farm, her family’s business in the hills outside Roanoke, cuts right through a peaceful pasture where a handful of cows were recently meandering.
The City Council approved $2.3 million in its budget in June to purchase easements from homeowners along the Sacramento River in the Pocket with the hopes of one day building a paved trail.
Protesters had declared victory in December when the Army Corps ruled against the easement, freezing the project.
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First Known Use of easement
Financial Definition of EASEMENT
What It Is
An easement is a legal right to trespass.
How It Works
Let's say John Doe owns five acres of land. He retires and decides that he doesn't want to keep paying property taxes on the full parcel. He decides to sell two of the five acres to Jane Smith, who builds a house on the parcel.
Because the land is surrounded on three sides by rivers and forest, Jane must drive over a patch of John's property to get to her house. When she buys the land, she negotiates an easement (probably at an extra cost), which allows her to have a driveway from the main road, over John's property, and to her house.
Utility companies often have easements on property so they can access utility lines, sewer pipes, cables and other physical components. In most cases, the easements dictate what sort of activity can occur (i.e., only for driving, not building).
Why It Matters
Easements often can be negotiated, and often they accompany the deed to a piece of property (so that the users of an easement don't lose access if the property sells). Sometimes, easements become implied if the same parties use a portion of a property for a long period of time.
legal Definition of easement
Origin and Etymology of easement
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