Trouble with the Neighbours? A Good Lawyer Can Help!

Trouble with the Neighbours? A Good Lawyer Can Help! Some neighbours are friendlier than others and, if you feel that your rights are being trampled upon, a good lawyer can help you. In one case, an equestrian couple who were harassed by a farmer, who flouted their right of way across his land, won an injunction and thousands of pounds in damages. The couple ran an equestrian centre and riding school from their home, which was accessed along a track, most of which crossed the farmer’s land. He had embarked upon a campaign to make their exercise of their right of way as inconvenient as possible. That included erecting three…

University Boathouse Plans Stymied by Victorian Restrictive Covenant

University Boathouse Plans Stymied by Victorian Restrictive Covenant Many cherished patches of green in urban areas are protected from development by restrictive covenants that date back many years. Their antiquity, however, does not make them any less enforceable, as a university discovered when its plans to develop a state-of-the-art new boathouse were stymied. The case concerned a plot of riverside land on which the university had planning consent to build the two-storey boathouse. Objectors to the proposals, however, pointed to a restrictive covenant, dated 1896, which forbade use of the land for trade or business or for any purpose other than as gardens or pleasure grounds. In those circumstances, the…