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Real Property – Easements – Dedication – Subdivision Plat (access required)

Smith v. County of Durham When plaintiffs subdivided their riverside tract so they could get a construction loan and build a home, they recorded a subdivision plat that dedicated a 60-foot easement that runs across their property from one neighbor’s land to another and leads to a public street. In doing so, plaintiffs changed what had been a private easement into a public one. We affirm partial summary judgment for defendant (owner of one of the neighboring tracts) on the issue of express easement.

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