A property easement is a right to use a specific part of a property for a designated purpose. Conditions of an easement may be contained in the property deed or may be established in a separate document to prevent disputes.
There are two types of easements: express easements and implied easements.
An express easement is for example, conditions allowing a utility company to run power lines on a property. Neighbors may enter into an express easement agreement allowing them to share a driveway extending over both property lines.
An implied or prescriptive easement exists when the use of a property continues over a specific period of time with or without verbal permission from the land owner.
For more information about our real estate practice and how we can assist with creating or disputing easements, contact Faupel Musser Love, P.C. online or via e-mail or call our Ann Arbor office at (734) 677-0776.