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Addressing easement issues

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2019 | Real Estate Law

Real estate issues can be some of the most complicated problems for Nevada residents to address because there can be so many different interests affecting any given parcel of property. Take, for example, the average homeowner. Sure, homeowners live on the property and use the house on the land as their primary residence, but what if they have a mortgage on the property? The mortgage company has an interest in what occurs on the land and what happens if the land is sold. Different interests can cause different issues that may need to be addressed.

Easements are another common interest that can impact land in Nevada. For those who are unfamiliar with the term easement, it is a grant to use part of a parcel of land for a specific purpose. This type of interest in land is usually referred to as non-possessory because the holder of the easement does not have an interest in possessing or owning the land – just in using the defined easement area.

Issues with easements on property can arise right from the very beginning when the easement interest is being created. There may be a difference of opinion between the landowner and the person or entity attempting to gain easement rights. After the easement has been defined and created, there can be issues with how the area of the easement is being used – perhaps the landowner doesn’t believe that the easement holder is using the easement area properly, or maybe the easement holder doesn’t believe that the landowner is allowing the use specifically called for in the easement interest.

Dealing with easement issues can be just one part of the legal problems that landowners in Nevada may need to address. Understanding the applicable rights in any given real estate law situation is crucial.

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