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An easement is a legal right which one person has over the land of another, which benefits the land of the person who has the right in question. It is a right which falls short of possession of the land. The land over which the right exists is known as the servient tenement, and the land in favour of which the right exists is known as the dominant tenement. In order for a right to be an easement it must have the following characteristics:
there must be a dominant and a servient tenement
the easement must accommodate the dominant tenement
dominant and servient owners must be different persons, and
the right must be capable of forming the subject-matter of a grant
See Practice Note: Easements—nature and c
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