7.1.1 Creation of Easements and Profits - Introduction


Welcome to the first lesson of the seventh chapter in this module guide - Creation of easements and profits. Easements are loosely defined as the right to use another’s land for a specific purpose whereas profit-a-prendre’s are defined as the right to go onto another person’s land and remove something that occurs there naturally. Of course, the conditions and mechanics of these rights are more complicated than this which this chapter will delve into.

At the end of this section, you should be comfortable understanding how easements and profits may be created as well as what they are.

This chapter will first explicitly define easements and profits-a-prendre before moving on to the conditions that must be met for them to exist. Part two of the chapter discusses the mechanics behind the creation of the two, including the various modes and the complicated issues surrounding quasi-easements. 

Goals for this Section

  • To understand what easements and profits are
  • To understand the different modes of creation

Objectives for this Section

  • To be able to define easements and profits-a-prendre
  • To understand the conditions necessary for the creation of profits and easements
  • To understand and be able to apply the different modes of creation
  • To understand the rules surrounding the creation of quasi-easements

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