Water, Electric and Gas companies – Compensation and Access to Land

                   Electricity lines, water pipes and to a lesser extent gas pipes owned by the utility companies are common place on rural properties. Much of the infrastructure is aging and at capacity already meaning that pipe bursts, repair works and equipment upgrades are frequently required in order… Read More

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by

Can I prevent a new footpath being created?

Footpaths and rights of way

A footpath or other Right of Way can be created as the general public see land as a free for all and take it upon themselves to wander as they wish. Landowners should forward think to prevent rights of way from being created without their permission. If the route of a permissive path is used… Read More

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by

So a third party wants to take access to your land?

third party access

When someone else needs to access your land it is often a challenging issue and can result in a wide range of disputes. A third party that might need access could include neighbours and utility companies: Water Gas Highways Telecommunication The complexity of the process is always difficult to get your head around as different… Read More

Posted on October 13th, 2016 by

When do I need an Expert Witness to help with a boundary dispute?

expert witness boundary

Andrew Troughton, expert in boundary disputes looks at the basic principles and issues to consider: Why do boundary issues arise? What should be a simple line on a plan, can frequently cause costly issues for the parties involved. Disputes often arise from one of the neighbours inadvertently or deliberately replacing a boundary structure i.e. fence,… Read More

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by

Should I request a rent review for my on farm telecom mast?

telecom rent review

With poor returns affecting all agricultural sectors, farmers are looking to see if more money can be made from land let to telecom providers by requesting a rent review. Ryan Warman from Carver Knowles explains the different rent review mechanisms that are available and whether farmers should request a review or remain silent. Rent reviews… Read More

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by

Can a new right of way over my land be prevented?

right of way

Landowners and farmers can see permissive paths turning into public rights way where there has been uninterrupted use on that route for at least 20 years. Rest assured that farmers and landowners can protect their land against claims if they can show that they did not intend such rights to be acquired. This can include… Read More

Posted on December 21st, 2015 by

What are my rights regarding works on my land?

works on my land

The answer to the above question is……..it depends on who it is that wants to come onto your land. Utility Companies The most common occurrence of where someone needs to access your land is in relation to the installation or maintenance of utility company equipment such as electricity power lines, water / sewer and gas… Read More

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by