LAW 516-001 – Property II

Negative Easement


Negative easements limit another's use of his land, such as from obstructing light, air, or view, from blocking an artificial stream, or from removing a building's support.

Five types of negative easements are tolerated:

  1. Flow of light or air
  2. Support of a building
  3. Flow of an artificial stream
  4. Views
  5. Conservative
    • Prevents all use forever

A negative easement can go in perpetuity unless it's transformed into a restrictive covenant.