Right of way and easement disputes

An easement is the right for someone to go on to another’s property to use it in a specific way. Some of the most common easements include: a right of way (whether on foot, by vehicle or both); a right to park; a right to light; and a right to support.

Unfortunately, easement and right of way disputes are some of the most common neighbour disputes. This is often because one (or both) of the neighbours is not certain about whether the right exists, the extent of the right, or the way that the benefit or burden pass to them.

| Creation of easements

Rights of way and other easements are created in one of three ways:

  • Express
  • Implied or
  • Long-use

| Rights of way disputes

Right of way disputes arise for various reasons. These include allegations of excessive use of the right of way; someone stopping the other accessing the right of way; and failure to maintain or repair the right of way.

| Parking disputes

Parking disputes often arise in a similar way to a right of way dispute. For example, someone may have a right of way over a strip of land, but not a right to park. You may have a right to park in a specified parking space that someone else has taken. Alternatively, you may have a right to park in a non-specified place, but you have been stopped from exercising that right.

| Why choose us to resolve your easement or right of way dispute?

At Levi Solicitors LLP, our team has a wealth of experience in easement and right of way disputes. We understand that disputes around your home impact your day to day life. Therefore, we will work with you to clarify and resolve the issues as quickly as possible.

Our property disputes team is proud to always be transparent on fees and will provide clear costs advice from the outset.

If you would like a FREE, no obligation discussion to see how we can help you resolve your right of way dispute, call us on (freephone) 0800 988 7756.

With offices in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate and London, we can bring our experience and knowledge to your claim, no matter where you are.

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Ed Smith

Ed Smith


T. 0113 297 1875
E. esmith@levisolicitors.co.uk

Ed is a Partner in the dispute resolution department. He specialises in property disputes and licensing issues.

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