What are easements?
An easement is a right that the owner of one piece of land has over another piece of land.
One piece of land has the benefit and the other has the burden of the rights. In some cases, both pieces of land have benefits and burdens.
An easement attaches to the land itself and is not a personal right. Therefore the benefit and burden of the easement remain on the affected land upon change of ownership.
Common examples of easements are rights of way over shared access ways/drive ways and rights to run service pipes and cables.