In English law, what is the difference betwee a licence and an easement?

If you have a lot of knowledge in this area, the question actually relates specifally to a right of access to neighbouring land granted by deed by the pervious owner to a neighbour. Thanks.

One Response to “In English law, what is the difference betwee a licence and an easement?”

  1. David B Says:

    Without reference to English law specifically, the difference is permanence. An easement implies a permanence that is not necessarily present with a license (or, as you’d spell it, licence.)

    Ordinarily an easement is a recorded document that runs with the ownership of the land – it’s an irrevocable right. A license, by its nature, may be for a limited period or may be revoked under certain conditions.