Common land is land that is owned by one person but another person is entitled to exercise rights of common over the land.
There are five main classes of rights of common which are:
- A right to graze animals on somebody else’s land;
- A right to fish in somebody else’s water;
- A right to dig turves or peat from somebody else’s soil;
- A right to take wood from somebody else’s land;
- A right to take sand, gravel, stone and minerals from another’s soil.
It is important for an owner of land whether the land is common land because if it is common land then a third party can exercise rights over the land and there may be restrictions on whether the owner can develop the land.
Town and village greens can be registered as common land if certain criteria are met.
We are able to advise on any applications to register common land and disputes that may arise as a result of this.
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