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Does the lake have another owner and is the lake owner’s interest registered at the land Registry?
Thank you. For a river, you have to look at this as though there is no water. With a river for example, if there is no indication to the contrary, then the landowners on each side own up to the centre of the riverbed. There may be other rights such as mooring boats or fishing and they may or may not be owned by whoever owns the land adjoining. With a river, as the bank gradually erodes or builds up, a person’s boundary can actually move. That does not apply to lakes.
Hence, it would be necessary to look at the land Registry deeds to see who owns the lake. It is dealt with not like a river but just like a piece of land. Unlike a riverbed where it’s a presumption that the boundary is in the middle, the late will actually be shown in someone’s title. If the bank of the lake has collapsed, the boundary remains where it always was .
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