NALC Legal Topic Notes


The purpose of this Note is to give a brief overview of the law relating to easements in England and Wales. The Note will describe what easements are, how they are created and issues that are particular to local councils. One type of easement is of particular importance to local councils is a right of way. Rights of way and easements over common land and village greens are the subject of a separate Legal Topic Note (LTN 57- Easements over Common Land and Village Greens).

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