Eaves-Drip Law and Legal Definition

Eaves-drip means the dripping of water from the roof of a house onto adjacent land. The term eaves-drip also refers to an easement right allowing the holder to drip water into the servient land. It is also called as eavesdrop.

In Shea v. Gavitt, 89 Conn. 359 (Conn. 1915), the court observed that “The easement of eaves-dripping grows out of the fact that, for one to construct the roof of his house in such a manner as to discharge the water falling thereon in rain upon the land of an adjacent proprietor is a violation of the right of such proprietor, if done without his consent, and this consent must be evidenced by express grant or prescription.”