Transit Terra Cum Onere Law and Legal Definition

Transit terra cum onere means the land passes with its burden or encumbrance. The maxim transit terra cum onere presupposes a transfer of the land, and when that actually takes place, it forms the medium of a privity between the assignees. [Mygatt v. Coe, 124 N.Y. 212, 222 (N.Y. 1891)].