Reserved Easement Law and Legal Definition

Reserved easement is an easement created by the grantor of real property. It benefits the grantor’s retained property but, is a burden to the granted property. If the landowner divides the land and keeps a landlocked parcel, s/he creates a reserved easement by necessity. Such an easement enables the landowner access to the public road by traveling over the land s/he sold. In this case, s/he does not own the land anymore, however, has reserved use of a portion of the land.