Easements often exist on blocks of land to accommodate utility services and connections such as power and sewerage – not just for your home, but for all the people on your block that are connected to these services. Your new home will require clearance from these easements to ensure access for maintenance workers etc. Be sure to consider the size and location of any easements as these will impact where you can build your home and may also impact the size of the home you can build.
Typically in new estates, the most common easement is at the rear of the lot and they are usually 2 – 3 metres wide. Best practice is to ensure the house is located at a minimum 1 metre clearance from an easement.