Archive | Easements

Alleys dedicated for public use cannot be adversely possessed

The Washington Supreme Court answered an often asked question by clearly stating that alleys dedicated for public use cannot be adversely possessed. The case is Kiely v. Graves and concerns competing claims to a portion of an alley that had been vacated by the city of Port Townsend. William and Sally Chapin Kiely were neighbors […]

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Easement scope: What can an easement holder do?

A common issue that arises in easement cases concerns the scope of uses that an easement holder can make of an easement—versus what uses the burdened property owner can make of their property. To answer that question, the first stop is the easement document itself. What does the easement say? The scope of an easement […]

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