My father has a 100 acre farm in North Carolina. He wishes to deed 25 acres to me and 25 acres to my brother. My brothers 25 acres is behind my 25 acres and will be landlocked after the division. I must give him and easement. The easement to his property will go across my acreage. We have had the property surveyed. Agreed on the easement location. The surveryor recommended the width of the easement be 50'.
Is there a rule of thumb for the width of the easement? 20', 30', 40'?
Does the width of the easement affect his future development/subdividing of his 25 acres? Financing?
Do I still own the easement?
Should we include language in the deed regarding maintenance of the easement?
Your help is greatly appreciated.