An easement is a non-possessory interest in another’s land that entitles the holder only to the right to use the land in the specified manner. These are necessary when your services pass through the neighbours property, or if you access your property up a shared driveway. It is the easement plan that identifies the area subject to the rights, and the easement document that sets out the rights and responsibilities of the grantee and users.
This also usually sets out how maintenance costs are calculated and shared. New subdivisions will likely need easements in favour of Council and Utility providers so as they can take ownership of the major services even when located in private land. Some easements require council consent, some don’t – call us and we will tell you all about them.