This is chapter 4 (9 x A4 pages) of our guide to the practicalities of managing private roads and estates, which complements our book on the law. Date: April 2020.
Contents: Introduction: history — Disadvantages of not owning the road — Acquiring title (Tracing the owner, Adverse possession, Presumptions, Buying from a third party, Adoption by the local authority) — Verges and other areas — Above and below ground — Annex on registering title on the basis of adverse possession.
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