Bee and another v Thompson – WLR Daily

Posted November 30th, 2009 in law reports, news, rights of way, wills by sally

Bee and another v Thompson [2009] EWCA Civ 1212; [2009] WLR (D) 345

“Where a bequest of land in adjacent parcels to different beneficiaries expressly provided that the owner of one parcel should enjoy a right of way over a track running over the other, but the vesting consents which conveyed the land to the beneficiaries did not grant such an easement, the will and the assents were to be construed together as a single transaction so as to give full effect to the testatrix’s intention. However such a right of way ‘at all times and for all purposes connected with’ the dominant tenement did not entitle the owner of that land to increase the user of the right of way from that associated with the agricultural purposes for which it had been used when the right of way had been granted to that associated with three houses.”

WLR Daily, 30th November 2009


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