Public and Private Rights of Way

About The Service Meet The Team Latest Resources

A public right of way could be in the form of a footpath, bridleway, restricted byway, byway open to all traffic or a public road that can be used by all members of the public. All of these except public roads are recorded on the Definitive Map and can be modified by an application for reaction, upgrading or deletion.

What is a private right of way?

A private right of way is an easement/right to use someone else’s land/property as a means of access or egress given to a particular individual or group of individuals’ land or property.

Our property dispute resolution team specialises in advising and representing parties in relation to disputes concerning public and private rights of way.

Rights of way disputes are very common for both individuals and companies.

As they are easements, they may have come into existence by express deed or agreement or may be implied by conveyancing transactions and/or created by long use exceeding 20 years.

Does a right of way that the law would recognise exist? Is it recorded on the benefiting land-burdened titles? Is it being wrongly claimed? Has it been obstructed in whole or in part? These are just some questions you must address.

Whether you own or are using the land, it is important to reach a resolution quickly and avoid negative interactions escalating.

Contact commercialpropertyenquiries@afglaw.co.uk  for further information or call us on 0161 359 3897

Speak to a Commercial Property Solicitor Get In touch

Who Is Going To Help You

Guides & Resources

Latest News

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

Latest News

Deprivation of Liberty Orders

Latest News

AFG LAW warn that homeowners need to be aware that leasehold reforms may be scaled back

Latest News

AFG LAW appoints two new Directors as Firm continues growth

Not sure what you need?

Picking up the phone to one of our team will not commit you to taking things forward. We are happy to have an initial, totally confidential conversation with you and go from there.

Give us a call

  • Bolton 01204 377600
  • Bury 0161 359 3880

Or send us an email

Award-winning legal services

We offer a full range of legal services for individuals and businesses alike.

Many of our services are provided UK-wide, with our physical offices located in Bolton and Bury.

AFG were recommended to me by the agents selling my property, in the main I dealt with Elizabeth who was ever the professional, dealt with all matters quickly and answered any questions I had promptly. Elizabeth also kept me updated throughout the process for which I was extremely grateful. Thanks also to Dominique for dealing with the conveyancing so quickly , much appreciated. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend AFG.

Janet Silvester

Dominique Oliviero, Elizabeth McWhinnie

Let us help you