Definition : Real servitude

A charge imposed on an immovable, the servient land, in favour of another immovable, the dominant land, and which is owned by a different owner. This charge compels the owner of the servient land to tolerate, from the owner of the dominant land, certain uses or to abstain himself from exercising certain rights inherent to property. The declarations of co-ownership often include real servitudes, for example a servitude of right of way which allows a co-owner to have access to its parking space (private portion) by passing on the parking space of another co-owner.