easement by estoppel
- 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
- The court upheld the easement by estoppel as the landowner had allowed the neighbor to use the path for years without any objections.
- 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.
- 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.