What is a Real Estate Easement in Wisconsin?

What is a Real Estate Easement in Wisconsin?


Today’s topic is easements I wanted to
share with you some information about easements and the latest in the law and
developments in this area now what is an easement an easement is the right of one
party to use property owned by another so for example it might be a driveway
easement passing over one person’s property there’s another property with a
driveway easement with a right to use this driveway there can be easements for
other things for example sometimes the power company will have an easement to
put power lines across the property so always be aware when you’re buying real
estate to check for easements now where to look for these you can look in the
title commitment the title policy or the letter report received if you’re getting
title insurance which I recommend at the closing so in there will list any
easements already known on the property and you should be aware when you’re
buying the property it’s subject to these now you cannot create an easement
with a certified survey map there must be a signed conveyance at some point
from one party A to party B granting the easement and generally they will
then run with the land meaning if you’re the new buyer you take it subject to the
easement one other thing to note a common misconception is that some people
believe legally a property cannot be landlocked this is not true there is no
automatic implied easement of necessity so if you’re buying a property and it is
landlocked you need an easement to get to it you cannot just assume you’ll have
one so that in a nutshell is easements and some of the latest about in Wisconsin
law developments about easements remember an easement is the right of one party to
use the property of another and you’re going to have to find it in the deed as
a signed conveyance in order for it to exist so when you’re out there
hunting for a home or second properties cabins hunting property be aware of
easement and make sure you understand that before you purchase the property in
question

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