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What is a wall easement??

  • October 21 2013 - US
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An easement, simply put, grants a right to (usually) the owner of one piece of land, to do something on someone else's land, with a corresponding duty on the other person to allow him to do it.
Easements like this are sometimes known as "positive easements" because they create a positive duty.

  • November 26 2013
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On the map of the lot it shows  where they accounted for  "10 feet wall and drainage easement" on the back of the property. Its new construction...
So I dont know if meant that the builder would put a wall to separate from the other neighborhood just behind us...Very confusing
  • October 21 2013
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Since the easement restrict things you can do on your property, does that decrease the value of a property ?? 
I am asking because we are having a house build and the lot has a 10 feet wall and drainage easement. I am really bummed out now because  I dont think we will have enough room now to build a pool and to be honest I did not know too much about easements...
Almost thinking about waking way from this deal now even though we already put $ 5,000.00 down.
Am I overreacting??
  • October 21 2013
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Would you care to share more context?

I'm used to hearing of "wall easements" when there is a shared wall between two properties (such as town homes) and the wall is half on each property and both owners are responsible for maintaining it.
  • October 21 2013
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A wall easement is like an easement for utilities, and yes, easements 'run with the land'
  • October 21 2013
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You might be referring a real estate easement. Easements are the right of one party to utilize the real estate of another for a specific purpose. Generally, real estate easements transfer with the ownership of the property, called "running with the land".
  • October 21 2013
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