Access Easements to NC Real Property

An easement is a right to use or enjoy the land of another.  An easement “in gross” is for a specific individual, which may terminate in the future (such as upon death of a grantee); an appurtenant easement runs with the land. See, generally, Skvarla v. Park, 62 N.C. App. 482, 303 S.E.2d 354 (1983); Gibbs v. Wright, 17 N.C. App. 495, 195 S.E.2d 40 (1973).  An easement’s scope may be limited (i.e., only for pedestrian or vehicle ingress, egress, or regress) or unlimited (e.g., above-ground utilities).