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What is an Easement?

Easements are a Common Real Estate Tool

· easement,real estate law,oregon

By Sierra Myers

An Easement is "an interest in land owned by another person, consisting in the right to use or control the land, or an area above or below it, of a specific limited purpose" and is usually conveyed by deed or contract.

Easements are often be defined by boundaries and exist in perpetuity (meaning they run with the land despite any change in ownership). A typical easement is for access across another property. Other common easements include utility or sewer line easements. But easements can be for a lot of different reasons, such as, well or spring access, solar protection, and even for view shed protection.

Quotes from: Garner, Bryan A, ed. Black's Law Dictionary . Abridged Seventh Edition. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000.

For more information on Easements, please see:

Van Vactor Law is a real estate law firm based in Bend, Oregon, that serves all of Central and Eastern Oregon, including Deschutes County, Wasco County, Klamath County, and Hood River County.


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