Have you been approached by a neighbour wanting to lay drains through your property?
Would you like to approach your neighbours about laying drains through their properties?
Do you want to understand what rights and obligations you have regarding a right of way?
The team at Shire Legal can answer any questions you may have regarding easements.
Easements are essentially proprietary (property-based) interests that property owners have over surrounding properties. Easements can include:
- rights of way (also referred to as battleaxe blocks and easements for access)
- an easement for services (such as the right to lay power and telecommunications cabling across a neighbouring property)
- a drainage easement (particularly common where an existing property will be subdivided and extra drains need to be laid for stormwater runoff)
Shire Legal can assist you through the process, liaise with the neighbour’s lawyers, negotiate the terms on which the easement will be granted, negotiate the terms of payment to be made by the neighbour requesting the easement and ensure that the process goes smoothly.
Contact Shire Legal if you have any questions about easements.
You can read our blog about easements here.