by Glen Bell
Anyone who has ever purchased a home has come accross a description in their preliminary title report referring to easements. One of the most common found are Easements in Gross, or a personal right to use land. For example, Utility Companies may have an Easement in Gross to install and service power lines.
To learn more about easements, there's a very informative article supplied to us by Robin Sewell, Marketing Manager for Chicago Title in Albany.
It's in their March 2006 Critical Issues Resource publication and it's titled "Understanding Easements, What is an easement or right-of-way?"