Developers have been warned of the importance of ascertaining the details of rights of way and covenants before purchasing land for redevelopment.
Speaking at the “Real Estate Development – Buyer Beware” conference in Bristol last week, Ann Ebberson, partner at solicitors Rosling King, said that it was crucial that developers compare the land against the title and title plan, as some vital details are easy to miss.
Ebberson said: “I have seen a number of sites where the title plan boundary actually falls short of what is on the ground. In one of our most recent cases, the land owner very deliberately retained a strip of land at the front of the title, thus creating a rather nice ransom strip”
Rights of way
The most important things to consider, in terms of rights of way, are: