dominant tenement

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dominant tenement (or estate)

Land that benefits from an easement that burdens another property, called the servient tenement.

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In cases where taxes have been paid on the dominant estate, it would be unfair to extinguish the easement simply because the taxes were not paid on the servient estate.
1) In most states the mineral estate is the dominant estate, leaving the surface estate subservient to oil and gas activities.
The settlement amounts are generally reached by negotiation according to common practice in the area, with the important proviso that all parties understand the mineral estate is the dominant estate and local courts of law will quickly establish what is reasonable if an agreement is not reached.