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Real Estate Easement Agreement



A real estate easement agreement creates an easement on a piece of property owned by another person.

Uses

  • Creating an easement allowing another person to access or use land you own
  • Clarifying the timeframe and scope for an easement on your property

Overview

An easement is a right to use or enter a piece of real estate that you do not own or otherwise have any rights to. Easements are very common, as property owners sometimes have to cross property lines for any number of legitimate reasons. Easements are utilized by people who need to cross into a neighbor’s property to access their land, get water, install septic systems, lay power lines, or any other reasonable purpose.

A real estate easement agreement creates an easement across a piece of property that you do not own. Common easements include a right-of-way allowing physical access, an easement of support prohibiting your neighbor from excavating underneath your property, and easements prohibiting other landowners from blocking light, airflow, water, or wildlife from coming onto your property.

The real estate easement agreement will set forth the terms and conditions upon which someone will have access to property they do not own. Easements can be perpetual, so real estate easement agreements should be drafted carefully to address all foreseeable issues with the arrangement. By executing this real estate easement agreement, you and your neighbors can rest assured that everyone is on the same page with respect use and access of property owned by others.