What is an Easement? - Definition & Rights


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An easement is a ____ interest in real estate.

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1. The ____ estate is burdened by the easement, while the ____ estate is benefited by it.

2. Which of the following is an example of a negative easement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Perhaps you've encountered a situation where someone's driveway must pass through their neighbor's property; this is called a right of way. A right of way is just one type of easement. Test your knowledge of easements in general, the different types of easements, and related documents with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment on one aspect of real estate law, questions will focus on the following:

  • The types of estates that are burdened and/or benefited by easement
  • Examples of negative easement
  • What helps accomplish the purpose of an easement

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term easement
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most accurate information from the lesson on easements
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson such as primary and secondary easements, and easements and licenses

Additional Learning

This lesson, What is an Easement? - Definition & Rights, will teach you about easements. Objectives covered include:

  • Differentiate dominant and servient estates
  • Compare affirmative and negative easements
  • Know how easements and licenses vary