Unity of Ownership Law and Legal Definition

Unity of ownership refers to the acquisition of ownership of both the easement and servient estate by the same person. A unity of ownership of the dominant and servient estates prior to their severance is essential to create an easement of necessity.

In Jordan v. Rash, 745 S.W.2d 549, 553 (Tex. App. 1988), the court held that unity of ownership means that the dominant and servient estates were once owned as a single unit or tract.