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Easements are usually marked on the final location survey provided with your closing papers.

Homeowner Use and Care Guidelines

Easements are areas where such things as utility supply lines can pass through your property. They permit service to your lot and adjacent lots, now and in the future.

Your lot may also include drainage easements, meaning the runoff from adjacent lots pass across your property. Likewise, water from your property may run across a neighboring lot. Easements are recorded and are permanent.

Trees, shrubs, gardens, play equipment*, storage sheds*, fences* or other items which you install in or across these easements may be disturbed if service entities–such as the gas, electric, or phone companies–need access to lines for repairs or to connect service to nearby home sites.

* Always check with your local township before installing these items within an easement.

Utility companies and other specific utility companies have the right to install equipment in easements. These might include streetlights, mailboxes, or junction boxes to name a few.

Neither BUILDER nor you as the homeowner have the authority to prevent, interfere with, or alter these installations. Plans for the location of such items are subject to change by the various entities involved. Because they have no obligation to keep BUILDER informed of such changes, we are unable to predict specific sites that will include such equipment.


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