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Access and Other Rights Over Rural Land

Access and Other Rights Over Rural Land
  • Date of publication: 12 November 2021
  • Paperback ISBN-13: 9781853411694
  • Pages: 48
  • Images: 8 black & white photos, 2 line drawings
  • Dimensions: 210 x 148mm
  • Weight: 85 grammes
Author(s): Natalie Geen


This short book is an introduction to the main rights which private individuals or public bodies may have, or acquire, over rural land, including utility-company wayleaves and easements, private easements, public rights of way, compulsory purchase, restrictive covenants and common rights. The book will equip the reader with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of these rights, their frameworks and issues that can arise when rights are exercised or disputed. It shows that free movement of land can be restricted by the rights a third party may hold over the land.


Introduction & Glossary; Utility company easements and wayleaves – Gas, Electricity, Water and sewerage, Telecommunications, Services in the highway; Private easements – Characteristics of easements, Creating easements, Common issues with easements, Terminating easements; Public rights of way – Maintenance, Extinguishment and diversion, Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (the CROW Act), the foreshore; Compulsory purchase – Process, Compensation; Restrictive covenants; Common land and common rights; Conclusion; Further reading; Index.


Students and trainees of land management and agriculture. The book is also a handy reference text for farmers, land managers and estate owners who may encounter a range of rights affecting land they manage and wish to get the best support from their advisers. It is a valuable primer for other professionals working with farm and land managers, such as accountants and agronomists, to understand the impacts that rights over land can have on their clients.

Author / Compiler

Natalie Geen

Natalie Geen

Natalie Geen is a practising Chartered Surveyor with experience in agriculture, rural estate management and conservation land management having worked in practical agricultural roles in the UK and overseas, agricultural research and surveying. She has a first class BSc in agricultural and rural management from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a post-graduate diploma (distinction) in surveying from the College of Estate Management, Reading. She is an assessor for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has tutored for the College of Estate Management. Natalie is revising several chapters of the successful introductory textbook, Land and Estate Management, from which this short book is derived.


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