Easements and restrictive covenants are common in real estate. They both concern the uses of the land. In some ways, the two can be similar. Many people think of easements as a mechanism that allows someone the use of a property for a specified purpose. While that is true, there are several different types of […]
When purchasing a home it is important to determine whether any easements exist that encumber your land. Easements grant a third party (“easement holder”) a non-possessory interest in your land. Utility easements are maintained by utility companies for the benefit of other properties and restrict the owner’s use of the land in several ways.
Landowners in Georgia are deemed to have certain rights to water. The courts have established that water is an aspect of private property that is subject to its own form of protection. The rights of ownership to water depends on the type of body of water and whether the water is used as a boundary.
If you are fairly familiar with real estate terms you’ve probably heard of easements. But what is a “quasi-easement”? In Georgia, a quasi-easement is an easement that is implied from a prior or existing use of property.