Texas law recognizes easements, which are burdens placed upon real property giving certain rights to non-owners of the real property.

Easements often include, but are not limited to, right of way for roads and utilities, but may also include the right of certain uses relating to the real property subject to the easement. Easements may be created through an expressed endowment, prescription, and through necessity, and each fact situation will determine if and how they are avoidable. An attorney should be consulted to determine whether a valid easement exists on a piece of property, and if necessary whether the easement is preventable.