What is an easement?

 When looking for information about an easement, its important to understand exactly what is involved. There are many instances of an easement holding up plans so read on further if you would like to know more about what exactly an easement is.

Essentially, an easement gives others the right to use part of your property.


What is an easement in UK  property law?


Easements in property law can also include the right to install service conduits, telecommunications cables, power supply lines, supply pipes, or drains across the servient tenement. Another common easement is access to communal gardens or driveways.


The most common form of easement is an access agreement from one property to a main road, whereby the only method of access to the road is through another property.


What is an easement in land law?


Boundary issues can cause a great deal of stress for property owners. The last thing that you want is to get into a dispute over access with your neighbour. These issues can come about because of disagreements over a shared driveway, a path, or a road.


An easement, as we have learned, is a right that allows the users of one property the freedom to carry out specific actions on a property owned by another party.


An easement can be created in many ways, but the most common ways are either through a legal document granted by the land owner, or by continuous use over a long period of time without objection.




No one would wish to have a dispute over boundaries or access, so it is important to find out whether there are any easements affecting your property before you buy it. Kaiser solicitors expert team of property lawyers can find this out for you and offer trustworthy legal advice.