Easements are interests in property that are less than full ownership. Typically easements are for access (driveways), utilities, uses (parks) and lake access. Easements can either be personal or tied to land. Personal easements can be revoked by the granting party but easements tied to the land are typically permanent. When an easement is tied to land then the land that can use the other property benefits from the easement and the property that allows the easement is burdened by the easement. Disputes often arise based on changes in the scope of the easement, changes in how often and by whom it is used, and whether the burdened landowner gets in the way of the use of the easement.

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