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Survey questions-Who owns your easement?

Cardinal Surveying--Who Owns Your Easement



Why does the electric company have that big green metal box in my front yard and who told them they could put that box on my property? What gives them the right?

This is actually a simple question to answer ½ you did! Or at least a previous owner did. When you purchased your home, you agreed to all the current conditions of the property as part of the sale of the property, and that included accepting and adhering to the easements located on the property. That big green box is most likely located within an easement area that was agreed upon.

 

Who owns youreasement?Why does the electric company have that big green metal box in my front yard and whotold them they could put that box on my property?

What gives them the right?This is actually a simple question to answer – youdid! Or at least a previous owner did.When you purchased your home, you agreed to all the current conditions of the propertyas part of the sale of the property, and that
included accepting and adhering to theeasements located on the property. That big greenbox is most likely located within an

easement area that was agreed upon.An easement, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary,is an interest in land owned by

another person, consisting in the right to use or control the land for a specific limited purpose. The easement may last forever, but it does not give the holder the right topossess, take from, improve, or sell the land.So what does that really mean? Here's a quick breakdown:

It is typically a specific area of the property that you own.

The use of that land is granted to someone else (such as a utility company).

They have the right to use the “easement area” for a specific purpose (such asrunning a utility line).

You may not hinder that access or use of that area(you can't build anything permanent in that area).

Having an easement on your property does limit your ability to use your land. To learn more about easements, visit our website at:

http://www.cardinalsurveying.com/land-surveying-and-mapping-information/find-your-easement or email Shelly@CardinalSurveying.com.

 

Cardinal Surveying is a family owned land surveying company.  The company was established in 2003 and has completed over 15,000 projects spanning the greater St Louis area.  Licensed in Missouri, they currently service St Charles, St Louis, Warren, Lincoln, and Jefferson Counties.  Cardinal Surveying specializes in residential and commercial surveying, including Boundary Surveys, Surveyor's Real Property Reports, ALTA Surveys and Elevation Certificates.  Rated A by the Better Business Bureau for the past 8 years, their service, product, and professionalism are sure to meet every client's needs.

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