Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

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Tag Archives: easements

SJC Maintains Clear Rule on Scope of Easements

Posted in Easements
In Taylor v. Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission, the SJC considered the scope of the rights that the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank had under an easement that it held over the Outermost Inn property in Aquinnah owned by Hugh and Jeanne Taylor.  The Taylors were represented by my colleague here at Rackemann, and fellow blogger,… Continue Reading

Registered, Schmegistered: Easements On Registered Land Can Be Relocated

Posted in Easements, Miscellaneous, Registered Land
Earlier this month the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an important decision in the case of Martin v. Simmons Properties, LLC.  Mr. Martin holds an easement over the land of the defendant, Simmons.  Simmons had blocked part of Martin’s easement. Land in Massachusetts can be registered or unregistered.  Registered land has some special protections not afforded to unregistered land… Continue Reading