An easement is a nonpossessory right to use and/or enter onto the real property of another without possessing it. It is "best typified in the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B", it is similar to equitable servitudes. Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property, allowing individuals to access other properties or a resource, for example to fish in a owned pond or to have access to a public beach. An easement is considered as a property right in itself at common law and is still treated as a type of property in most jurisdictions; the rights of an easement holder vary among jurisdictions. The common law courts would enforce only four types of easement: Right-of-way Easements of support Easements of "light and air" Rights pertaining to artificial waterwaysModern courts recognize more varieties of easements, but these original categories still form the foundation of easement law. An affirmative easement is the right to use another property for a specific purpose, a negative easement is the right to prevent another from performing an otherwise lawful activity on their own property.

For example, an affirmative easement might allow land owner A to drive their cattle over the land of B. A has an affirmative easement from B. Conversely, a negative easement might restrict land owner A from putting up a wall of trees that would block the adjacent land owner B's mountain view. A is subject to a negative easement from B; as defined by Evershed MR in Re Ellenborough Park Ch 131, an easement requires the existence of at least two parties. The party gaining the benefit of the easement is the dominant estate, while the party granting the benefit or suffering the burden is the servient estate. For example, the owner of parcel A holds an easement to use a driveway on parcel B to gain access to A's house. Here, parcel A is the dominant estate, receiving the benefit, parcel B is the servient estate, granting the benefit or suffering the burden. A private easement is held by private entities. A public easement grants an easement for a public use, for example, to allow the public an access over a parcel owned by an individual.

In the US, an easement appurtenant is one that benefits the dominant estate and "runs with the land" and so transfers automatically when the dominant estate is transferred. An appurtenant easement allows property owners to access land, only accessible through a neighbor's land. Conversely, an easement in gross benefits an individual or a legal entity, rather than a dominant estate; the easement can be for a commercial use. An easement in gross was neither assignable nor inheritable, but commercial easements are now transferable to a third party, they are divisible but must be exclusive and all holders of the easement must agree to divide. If subdivided, each subdivided parcel enjoys the easement. A floating easement exists when there is no fixed location, method, or limit to the right of way. For example, a right of way may cross a field, without any visible path, or allow egress through another building for fire safety purposes. A floating easement may be appurtenant or in gross. One case defined it as " easement defined in general terms, without a definite location or description, is called a floating or roving easement...."

Furthermore, "a floating easement becomes fixed after construction and cannot thereafter be changed." Some legal scholars classify structural encroachments as a type of easement. In British energy law and real property law, a wayleave is a type of easement used by a utility that allows a linesman to enter the premises, "to install and retain their cabling or piping across private land in return for annual payments to the landowner". Like a license or profit-à-prendre, " Wayleave is a temporary arrangement and does not automatically transfer to a new owner or occupier." More a wayleave agreement can be used for any service provider. In the United States, an easement in gross is used for such needs for permanent rights. An access easement provides access from a public right of way to a parcel of land. For example, if Zach and James own neighboring parcels of land, Zach's parcel may have easement rights to cross James's parcel from a public right of way. In such a case, Zach's "dominant" parcel would contain an access easement to cross James's "servient" parcel.

Easements are most created by express language in binding documents. Parties grant an easement to another, or reserve an easement for themselves. Under most circumstances having a conversation with another party is not sufficient. Courts have recognized creation of easements in other ways. An easement may express. An express easement may be "granted" or "reserved" in a other legal instrument. Alternatively, it may be incorporated by reference to a subdivision plan by "dedication", or in a restrictive covenant in the agreement of an owners association; the doctrines of contract law are central to disputes regarding express easements while disputes regarding implied easements apply the principles of property law. Implied easements are more complex and are determined by the courts based on the use of a property and the intention of the original parties, who can

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Slipstream (comics)

Slipstream is a fictional character in Marvel Comics universe. He is a superhero associated with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Salvador Larroca, he first appeared in X-Treme X-Men #6, he is a mutant, able to generate a "warp wave" for the purpose of teleportation. He and his sister Lifeguard were members of the squad of X-Men featured in the series X-Treme X-Men, he and his sister Heather lived normal lives at Surfers Paradise in Australia. They did not know that their actual father was an underworld crime lord known as Viceroy, upon his death they were attacked; when Heather's life was endangered, Davis was informed by Sage that although he was never meant to be a mutant his mutant power might be helpful to her. He agreed to let her activate it, gaining a teleportational ability in the form of the "warp wave". Together with Storm and Thunderbird III, he and his sister manage to defeat their attackers. Following these events, both siblings join Storm's team of X-Men. Davis had a brief romance with Storm.

When infiltrating the ship of the intergalactic warlord, Heather develops a more avian look, leading to speculation that the two have Shi'ar heritage. Davis is unable to see past his sister's alien appearance and leaves the X-Men. Slipstream is confirmed to be among the mutants. Slipstream can teleport via a funnel of trans-spatial energy called a Warp Wave, to any place on earth. Warp Waves use superstrings to connect any two locations on Earth, he is not only able to teleport himself but can take other people through the Warp Wave, but requires increased concentration to maintain the wave when traveling with others. Sensitivity to displacement energy signatures enable him to track other teleportation effects back to their origin from residual energies and after detecting this, he could use the warp wave to travel to their location, he navigates with the use of a shortened metal surfboard. In X-Men: The End, a title presenting one possible future of the X-Men, Slipstream works for the slavers.

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