Running with the land

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Running with the land refers to easements and other rights that remain with property even after being transferred. For example, if a property has an easement that runs with land to cross over the neighboring land, a person who buys the property could also cross the neighboring land. A right that runs with the land could continue theoretically forever, but in many jurisdictions, if a person were to buy the dominant and servient properties (the sold property and the neighboring land in the above example), the rights may be destroyed and would no longer run with the land. 

[Last updated in July of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]