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What Does Deeding Water Access Mean?

Deeded access refers to a legal agreement between property owners that allows access to a body of water, such as a lake, river, or ocean. When buying a house on the water with deeded access, it means that the homeowner has the legal right to access the water through a specific area of land that is owned by another property owner.

This access may be in the form of a shared path or driveway, a common area for launching boats, or a beachfront area. The deeded access is typically documented in the property deed and outlines the rights and obligations of the property owners with respect to the access.

It is important to note that deeded access is different from waterfront property ownership, where the homeowner owns the land that directly abuts the water. When buying a house with deeded access to the water, it is important to understand the specific terms of the agreement, including any restrictions or limitations on the use of the access and any associated costs or fees.

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