easement by estoppel

Definition of "easement by estoppel"
  1. An easement that emerges when a landowner's behavior encourages someone else to genuinely trust that they have rights over the land, causing them to act based on that belief
How to use "easement by estoppel" in a sentence
  1. The court upheld the easement by estoppel as the landowner had allowed the neighbor to use the path for years without any objections.
  2. A homeowner may inadvertently create an easement by estoppel if they tell their neighbor that they have a right to park in their driveway, and the neighbor relies on that statement to their detriment.
  3. An easement by estoppel was granted after the pipeline company reasonably assumed they had permission to run a pipeline over private land, due to the landowner's actions and words.

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