Right Of Way Stony Stratford
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Private Right Of Way Disputes Stony Stratford
You may have heard of private right of way and not really understand what it is.
What are the different types?
Private right of way usually describes the private right of way Stony Stratford on foot and the private right of way when using a vehicle.
Both types of private right of way are governed by the ‘general’ rules in the same way. It does not matter if you are driving or walking – things like being able to use a different route if there is an obstruction remain the same.
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– Pass and repass as many times as you need to on foot between the dominant tenement and the public highway or land.
– You are able to pass with or without load.
– You are able to pass on a bicycle or pushing a small barrow if required.
– Drive vehicle of permitted height and width along the carriageway that leads on to public land.
– Stop the vehicle for loading or unloading purposes if there is not a place to stop adjacent to the dominant land.
– Pull over to let another vehicle pass.
Regardless of how friendly things start when the private right of way is initiated – there can sometimes be factors that mean disputes arise. Even if everyone agrees to the terms they can end up being very different, practically, to how they play out on paper.
Unfortunately for both parties right of way disputes are a very grey area and depending on what is specified in the Deed of Grant there may not be anything contractual to back up what you set up among yourselves. Ensuring that disputes are settled quickly and efficiently is beneficial to both parties and there are things you can do to make the situation less stressful. See our FAQs!
To avoid going down the route of costly legal actions try to maintain a friendly relationship with the other party. The chances are they do not wish to be embroiled in a dispute either and it will help you resolve the situation amicably.
One of the biggest flaws in human nature is following what the person before them did and assuming it is correct. Just because the private right of way has always been conducted in a certain way, it does not mean this way is legal. If you are not the dominant party and you have been abusing use of the private right of way, the other party will have every right to revoke access or revert back to the original plan. Do your homework before you dispute anything.
How To Manage Them Stony Stratford
It is rare that all of the terms of the private right of way are stated in the Deed of Grant.
Separate paperwork can be drawn up if both parties agree but in some cases, both parties do not agree to the other’s terms.
Some disputes can be resolved by both parties agreeing to adhere to the generic rules of a private right of way.
- You are able to pass along the right of way as many times that you want.
- There should be no ‘cap’ put on the number of times you can pass along the right of way, but most agree as a general rule that you must not linger while you are using it.
If the agreed right of way is obstructed then you may divert along another route.
- An unlocked gate will never normally be considered an obstruction.
- If needs change, the dominant party cannot expect the rules to be changed.