Land Easement Law and Legal Definition

A land easement is an easement that gives a person, creature, or thing the right to tread upon or encroach upon land that is owned by someone else. For example, it can be for access to another's property for access and egress, to reach natural spring water sources or to give herds or a group of animal’s passage. In rural areas, a land easement is regularly granted for a person to reach their otherwise landlocked home. Easements transfer each time land or property is sold. Therefore they sometimes go unnoticed for years. A land easement may be dictated by existing deeds and documents or it may be created by addendums to freshly agreed upon property ownership and leasing papers.