When an easement benefits an adjoining property, such as for a driveway or walkway, that is an easement appurtenant.

The property that benefits is called the “dominant tenement.” The property that is burdened by the easement appurtenant is called the “servient tenement.”

To be valid, an easement appurtenant must be properly recorded against the servient property that is burdened. Such an easement is also usually recorded on the title to the adjoining dominant property that benefits from the easement.

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Real Estate and Property Law