Legal-Ease column: “Easements are tricky”

Despite being teased for sometimes using big or unfamiliar words, attorneys tend to universally use the common word “tricky” when describing easements.  An easement is a right for one property owner to use someone else’s property without taking away ownership from the that other owner.

For example, I may own a woods that is located 100 yards off a road with farmland owned by someone else between the woods and road.  Although there may be a back entrance to the woods, if I wanted a more direct entrance to the woods, I could ask (and likely pay) for an easement from the owner of the farmland for the right to travel directly from the road to the woods.

Read more about this in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: “Legal-Ease column: “Easements are tricky”,”

Source:, “Legal-Ease column: “Easements are tricky”,” by Lee R. Schroeder, February 22, 2020.

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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