Definition : Servitude - Real servitude

Charge imposed on an immovable, the servient land, in favour of another immovable, the dominant land, belonging to a different owner. The charge requires the owner of the servient land to tolerate certain acts of use by the owner of the dominant land or himself abstain from exercising certain rights inherent to ownership. Declarations of co-ownership often include real servitudes, for example a right of way that allows a co-owner to access his parking space (private portion), by passing on another co-owner's parking space.