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Easement By Prescription

Definition - What does Easement By Prescription mean?

An easement by prescription or prescription easement refers to a right obtained by a person through obvious and open use of another person's real property over a certain period of time. This use of property is without any kind of permission from the owner.

Justipedia explains Easement By Prescription

For example, if a group of hikers have been using the backyard of your house for a trail, without your permission and without you complaining about it, then these hikers may have a prescription easement to use your backyard.

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