Easement In Gross Law and Legal Definition

An easement in gross is an easement that benefits an individual and is not tied to the land. It is a personal right of its holder to a use of another's land and that is not dependent on ownership of a dominant estate. An easement in gross does not transfer with the property when it is sold. Further the individual that benefits from the easement cannot transfer the easement. An easement in gross should be documented to protect both parties. Putting the easement agreement in writing and defining the extent and duration of the easement can help avoid any future misunderstandings. Utility companies often own easements in gross