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Ash, Solicitor
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Hi, I own a 11.5 acre woodland which has no public right of

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Hi, I own a 11.5 acre woodland which has no public right of access, nor any adjoining public footpaths. However local residents to walk there with their dogs and children. There are a couple of old mine-shafts on the land. I need wording please for a warning sign that I can put up which ensures that I'm not liable for any injury or loss which might be incurred during such acts of trespass. Any help would be much appreciated.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.

Alex Watts : Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Users use this woodland entirely at their own risk. The owner excludes all liability for loss of personal injury however caused.
Alex Watts : Does this help?

Hi Alex, Thanks - that looks just what I need. One quick ancillary - if the sign gets torn down as an act of vandalsim - do I need to keep replacing it in order to maintain the denial of liability or can I photograph it to keep as evidence that there once was a sign. In this area there is local grievance that the previous owners have sold off parts of the woodland and affected peoples free access - even though that access always was in effect trespass, and we as the new owners have not sought to prevent continuing that access. People are very strange. All i want to do is ensure that I'm not liable if they come to grief whilst in the woodland.

Alex Watts : You can post various signs but they need to be visible.
Alex Watts : Does that help?

I think what you're saying is that should someone tear down a sign I need to replace it in order to be "protected" by the sign. Evidence that I put up a sign isn't enough. OK I need to position it at a height where it can be read but not vandalised.


Many thanks

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