An appurtenant easement can be released by the dominant estate. An appurtenant easement is also released if the necessity for the easement no longer exists. An appurtenant easement is one of two primary types of easements. The other type of easement is an easement in gross. An easement in gross is attached to a particular person but the appurtenant easement is attached to a particular parcel of land. Either of these types of easements may be created in a variety of ways (express grants, express reservation, necessity, implication, prescription, agreement, and by condemnation). Each may also be terminated in a variety of ways (lack of necessity, merger, release, abandonment, destruction, court order).

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.