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Learn about licenses, specifically what they are, how they differ from easements, how they may be created, what the proper scope is, and how they may be terminated or revoked.


Welcome to Licenses! Here, we’ll study what licenses are, how they’re created, how they’re terminated, and the extent to which they can be revoked or assigned.

Unlike an easement, the typical license is not an enforceable interest in land. Rather, it’s just a privilege to use the land. It arises when a parcel’s rightful possessor gives permission, or consent, for another to enter and use the parcel.  For instance, one who owns a parcel boasting a trout pond might give a friend permission...