Deeds and Easements Issues Can Be Complex and Require Legal Help
A real estate attorney advocates for you
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine helps property owners with deeds and easements in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties including the towns of Yorktown Heights, White Plains, Peekskill, Carmel and the surrounding communities. With over 20 years of real estate experience, combined with a municipal zoning background, we are fully prepared to assist our clients with all aspects of deeds and easements.
Different kinds of deeds have different purposes and present different risks
A real estate deed transfers ownership of real property, including land, improvements and attachments. The person or organization transferring ownership is the grantor and the receiver is the grantee. The county clerk in the county where the property is located records the deed, which then becomes public record.
In New York, the following two types of deeds are common:
- Bargain and sale deed — A bargain and sale deed is the most common form of deed in real estate transactions.
- Quitclaim deed — This type of deed transfers the rights of the current owner, without any guarantees.
Easements grant rights of way
An easement, or right of way, legally allows one person to use another person’s property and can be highly technical. Perhaps the most common type of easement is the easement by necessity, a right of way given when it is necessary to use someone else’s property to enter or exit your own. Some other types of easements include prescriptive easements, which grant a right of way through continued use without permission of the owner and a utility easement, which grants a right of way to a local government or a utility company.
There are many technical aspects to easements and easement disputes. Do not delay in seeking legal counsel when a conflict arises.
To protect yourself against easements on your land, you can make it clear by creating a written agreement that you are not granting an easement. You can also inspect your property on a regular basis to make sure no one is using your land without permission, and post signs to prohibit trespassing.
Get help with deeds and easements from an experienced real estate attorney
The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, located in Yorktown Heights, helps property owners and neighbors deal with deeds, deed reviews, deed disputes and easements. Call us now at 914-245-6250 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.