Private rights of way


Guide to the law on private rights of way in England and Wales. Please click on the graphic to enlarge it.



Basic Land Law: civil  The need for private rights of way over land — Their legal nature — Creation by deed and “prescription” (i.e. use over time) — How they can be limited — Maintenance: who can (or should) maintain the relevant road or path — Breaches of the law concerning private rights of way — Altering and ending them.


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