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Last edited 19 Jul 2018
A dominant estate (also known as dominant premises or a dominant tenement) is an area, or parcel, of land that has a benefit attached to it, i.e. an easement. An easement is a right which a person has over land owned by someone else. A benefit that runs with the land regardless of who owns it is known as an ‘easement appurtenant’.
Easements for dominant estates are recognised in the United States through statutes. In Canadian law where they are termed ‘fond dominant.’
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