Shared Driveway Law and Legal Definition

A shared driveway is generally a driveway jointly owned by the owners of the properties it gives access to. Details of the way in which it is owned (i.e. owned in common or with reciprocal right of way easements) are shown on the deeds. Maintenance needs to be arranged between the joint owners, and responsibilities may be specified in the easement documents. Shared driveways are very common in newer commercial areas, for instance at strip malls, regional shopping centers, and office parks.