Updated on March 19, 2023
Landlocked is used in the context of real estate. It refers to a piece of land that is surrounded by other land properties. Such areas do not have direct access to any road and have to depend on the surrounding properties for entry and exit.
Many landlocked areas may not be a preferred choice of investment to many as they lack direct accessibility. Therefore, an easement is awarded to such properties that provide them the right to access by crossing the surrounding countryside. It is important to have the easement in the form of a written contract rather than an oral contract to avoid any misunderstandings or hassles with the immediate neighbours or future ones.