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in law, the right to use the land of another for a specified purpose, as distinguished from the right to possess that land. If the easement benefits the holder personally and is not associated with any land he owns, it is an easement in gross (e.g., a public utility's right to run power lines through another's property). At common lawcommon law,
system of law that prevails in England and in countries colonized by England. The name is derived from the medieval theory that the law administered by the king's courts represented the common custom of the realm, as opposed to the custom of local jurisdiction that
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 an easement in gross could not be transferred, but today it may be transferable. If the easement is held incident to ownership of some land, it is an easement appurtenant (e.g., the right to run a ditch through a neighbor's yard to drain your land). The land subject to the easement appurtenant is the servient estate, the land benefited the dominant estate. If certain conditions are met, the easement passes with the land to the new owner after the sale of either estate. An easement may be created by express agreement of the parties, in which case it must usually be in writing (see Frauds, Statute ofFrauds, Statute of,
basis of most modern laws requiring that certain promises must be in writing in order to be enforceable; it was passed by the English Parliament in 1677.
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), or it may be implied by a court from the actions of the parties in certain circumstances.
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A deed restriction on a piece of property granting rights to others to use the property; may include restrictions for use or development on the property.
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(civil engineering)
The right held by one person over another person's land for a specific use; rights of tenants are excluded.
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1. A right of accommodation (for a specific purpose) in land owned by another, such as right-of-way or free access to light and air.
2. A curve formed at the juncture of two members; forms a smooth transition between surfaces that would otherwise intersect at an angle.
3. Those portions of stair handrails which are curved in the vertical plane only; an “easement curve.”
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This 8% decline in value was multiplied by the after-taking value to arrive at the value of the easement: $70,000.
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"In its Memorandum and Order on Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Memorandum and Order on Summary Judgment), dated December 16, 2016, and incorporated herein, the court found that the Lakeview Road Defendants (as defined in the Memorandum and Order on Summary Judgment) have easements by estoppel and by implication to use Lakeview Road, in Webster, Massachusetts, for its entire length, as shown on a 1924 plan, but do not have the right to use the way to access the abutting Indian Ranch Property.
She noted that the municipality passed an ordinance converting the town into a highly urbanized city, thus supposedly making them entitled to a 3-meter no-build easement zone along the beachfront.
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118 dated March 6,2018, creating the Regional Task Force Puerto Galera, which initiated a survey of easement areas with encroaching establishments.
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