Rights of Property Owner vs. Rights of Easement Holder
An easement is considered to be the dominant estate, and the land burdened by the easement is considered to be the servient estate. The owner of the dominant estate is entitled to make whatever use of the land is reasonably necessary for full enjoyment of the easement. However, the advantage given the easement owner is not absolute. This video reviews the different parties involved in easements, as well as title verification.
Alaina King Benford
Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC
- Energy and Infrastructure Partner in the litigation boutique Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC
- Has represented international energy companies, government, and landowners in more than 100 eminent domain and condemnation matters in all phases of condemnation including trial and appeal
- Has advocated for clients in 50+ three-panel special commissioners evidentiary hearings
- Part of a small group of lawyers in Texas who specialize in representing condemning entities involved in acquiring easements, property, and rights-of-way for large projects involving pipelines, water pipelines, and transportation projects such as light rail, utilities, drainage systems, and levees
- Frequent speaker on eminent domain, condemnation law, the right to take, and easement construction and negotiation
- Member of the International Right of Way Association, American Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America, and State Bar of Texas
- Can be contacted at 832-687-0220 or [email protected]
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