Real Estate Terms Dictionary

Easement Appurtenant

Definition of 'Easement Appurtenant'

An appurtenant easement is a type of easement that still applies to a property even if the owners change. It is sometimes referred to as "running with the land".

What is an Easement Appurtenant:

This type of easement exists between two parties known as the servient tenement (the property that gives the easement) and the dominant tenement (the property that benefits from the easement).

An example of easement appurtenant is the private and public access to the street for a landlocked property.


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The glossary is intended to provide real estate professionals and home buyers with a basic understanding of various specialized terms related to legal rights over a property. All terms appear in public records such as ACRIS. We do not take responsibility for the legal accuracy of the definitions provided and ask that use of these explanations in a legal setting be made only after checking with a lawyer or another specialist in the field.