An easement is a section of land that is registered on the title of property which gives someone else the right to use the land for a prescribed purpose. There are many different reasons an easement may exist or be created. An easement may allow someone access through your property on a shared driveway, or it may give the right to a service provider to maintain infrastructure such as overhead electrical lines. If you wish to build over an easement you will need the permission from whomever the easement benefits. To create an easement an encumbrance must be registered on the certificate of title; a registered surveyor is required to measure the location of the proposed easement in relation to the property boundaries and prepare a plan depicting the site of the easement. Other legal matters can be attended to by a solicitor or surveyor.