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FAST FACTS #2: Real Estate Terminology – Easements

An Easement is a right granted (typically in the deed)  for use of a portion of property by someone other than the owner.

Generally speaking there are two types:  An Easement allowing one party to cross over a piece of property in order to gain access to another piece of property that is landlocked.  Sometimes this will manifest itself as a “Shared Driveway” which is actually owned by one party or the other but both have access.

The second type is a public easement or right-of-way which comes to be when a municipality/public utility has the right to cross a piece of property to provide continuous service.

There are other types of easements but these are the most common occurrences.


Rick Schwartz,   REALTOR

Homes for sale in Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Ridgefield and Redding CT.

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