Rights of way are a form of legal permission to pass through property that is not one’s own, whether on public or private land.
This has clear implications for property owners and prospective buyers because of the rights of access to their land, while disputes often arise between neighbours over the extent, excessive use of, interference with or neglectful maintenance of a right of way.
If you are a party to such a dispute, it will first be necessary to seek legal advice in order to establish whether you have a claim. It may be possible to issue court proceedings against your neighbour with a view to stopping the interference or being awarded compensation.
Equally, if you are the one being taken to court, you will require legal advice and representation. In either case, our solicitors have the expertise to advise you.