Most easements last forever, so landowners should be very careful
before allowing an easement to be recorded. Although there are
many things to consider, the scope of the easement – that is, the
uses the easement holder may make of the grantor's
property and the grantor's rights to use the property
burdened by the easement – should be carefully described.
An easement gives the easement holder the right to use land
owned by another. The easement holder can only use the
easement to the extent described in the easement; however, if the
description is (as is common) very terse or unspecific, then the
extent of the permitted use will be grafted onto the easement by
rules that have developed over the centuries and which may be
quite different from the rights the parties thought they had
conferred or obtained.
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