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I have an easement over adjoining land for access, though I

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I have an easement over adjoining land for access, though I can get in and out of my land without using it. Previously I had an informal arrangement with the owner, not a written agreement that I could erect a gate across the easement fro security. The gates are my property and no contribution was made by the landowner to the cost. Circumstances have changed and the property being sold. I now wish to remove my gate and fittings. Do I need their permission to do this? my assumption is that I have a right to remove my property, I need no additional rights of access as I have a right of way already.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

No, you do not need their permission to remove your gate and fittings as you were permitted, although informally, to erect the gates.

However, as a matter of courtesy, you may notify them that you will be removing your gates and fittings as you no longer need additional access rights.

Hope this helps
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. There is an element of digging required to remove posts etc. Does this affect anything? provided I make good and leave everything in good order.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Yes, that is fine but more so the reason you should at least notify them what you will be doing.

All the best
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