An easement is a right a landowner has over another’s land, such as a right of way. A profit is a right to take something from another’s land, such as hunting or fishing rights. The right may be expressly set out in a property document (deed or conveyance), it may be implied or, it may have been acquired over a period of long use. What rights are enjoyed over a person’s land will impact upon its value and can restrict or enhance a landowner’s enjoyment and future development plans.
We can help by:
- Advising as to the implications of the right over land and what impact it may have on a development, providing pragmatic strategic solutions as the issue arises.
- Liaising with and instructing specialist surveyors (rights to light) as to the extent of a loss and advising a client on the implications.
- Preparing and serving the relevant notices.
- Negotiating settlement including preparing deeds of release.
- Issuing and defending court proceedings and applications to the Land Tribunal for declarations as to the extent of any right, and issuing and defending injunction applications.