2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47: Property Law
Article 12: Land Use Easements, 47-12-1 through 47-12-6
Section 47-12-3: Creation, conveyance, recording, acceptance and duration.
47-12-3. Creation, conveyance, recording, acceptance and duration.
A. Except as otherwise provided in the Land Use Easement Act, a land use easement may be created, conveyed, recorded, assigned, released, modified, terminated or otherwise altered or affected in the same manner as any other easement.
B. A land use easement is not effective and creates no rights or obligations until it is recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county or counties in which any part of the real property subject to the land use easement is located.
C. No right or duty in favor of or against a holder and no right in favor of a person having a third-party enforcement right arises under a land use easement prior to its acceptance by that holder and recordation of that acceptance in the office of the county clerk of the county where the real property subject to a land use easement is located, in whole or in part.
D. Except as provided in Subsection B of Section 4 [47-12-4 NMSA 1978] of the Land Use Easement Act, the term of a land use easement shall be the term stated in the easement.
E. No land use easement may impair an interest in real property existing at the time the land use easement is created, unless the owner of that interest is a party to the land use easement and consents to it.
F. The rights, obligations and duties created by a land use easement shall only be enforceable upon and impact the land located within that easement.
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