In our Los Angeles based real estate litigation practice we frequently see adjacent owners of commercial property who provide reciprocal easements with each other. Generally, reciprocal easements are used when a property is owned by one or more entity and the multiple entities wish to develop the property together. We see this with shopping centers. Reciprocal easements can also arise in situations where adjacent owners share a parking lot or adjacent land where it makes sense for the parties to share use of each other’s property.
In our real estate practice we have seen situations where disagreements arise regarding the maintenance of the reciprocal easement or the usage. For example, sometimes one side is responsible for a portion of the maintenance cost of another’s property because of the easement.
Keep in mind, easements are simply the right to use the real property of another without possessing it. Most easements are created by contract but they can be created, in rare circumstances by neccessity.
We handle all types of easement disputes and have experience litigating easement disputes and negotiating successful resolutions of easement disputes. For more information and to inquire about a free consultation, contact us at (310) 954-1877, or firstname.lastname@example.org