An easement allows the current owner of a property to use someone else’s property to a certain extent and in a certain way.
In more detail, an easement means that you give someone - a neighbour, another private individual or a company - permission to cross your land, install a utility line or other equipment such as a transformer box or utility pole. Not only can you give this right, you can ask for it!
An official document, an authentic deed, is drawn up, which is actually a technical drawing attached to the surveyor’s land registry plan. This shows exactly where the easement for the crossing, for the structure is located. The surveyor will first survey the property and the subject of the easement and prepare a plan which will be validated (technically verified) by the Land Registry Office. The validated plan is handed over to the client by the surveyor. With the validated plan and deed of easement, the client must return to the Land Registry Office where the change will be recorded in the land register. The title deed of the property will show that the property has been encumbered with the easement.