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Right of way not cancelled by agreement


28th August 2019 | Andrew Liddell

The High Court has held that a right of way was not extinguished when the owner of the dominant land orally agreed to its removal.

The decision in the recent case of Pezaro v Bourne [2019] illustrates the dangers of informal agreements between landowners.

The lesson to be learnt from this case is that it is vital for agreements relating to land to be made in writing and, where possible, registered at the Land Registry.

Always consult a solicitor about any agreement that involves land.  If you would like legal advice about your property please call our experienced solicitors at our office in Brentwood on 01277 210021.