Guidance

Easements (PG62)

Guidance about the registration of easements under the Land Registration Act 2002. Aimed at conveyancers (practice guide 62).

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This guide tells you about registration of easements under the Land Registration Act 2002. It does not seek to be a general guide to the law concerning easements.

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Published 11 April 2005
Last updated 16 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Section 1.1 has been updated to reflect our current practice relating to the use of copy documents for registration. Sections 2 and 2.1 have been updated following the amendment of rule 90 of the Land Registration Rules 2003 by the Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018 coming into force on 6 April 2018. Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 and 4.2.1.1 have been updated to reflect the introduction of Land Transaction Tax for transactions affecting land in Wales completed on or after 1 April 2018.
  2. Section 10 has been slightly amended. In particular, there is additional text to show how we will deal with provisions preventing both the acquisition of new easements and passing of the benefit of existing easements.
  3. Section 10 has been added as a result of a change of practice in how we deal with provisions preventing the acquisition of new easements or the passing of the benefit of existing easements.
  4. Section 2.5 has been amended to clarify that there is no difference in meaning between entries that refer to 'the rights' and entries that refer to 'any legal easements'.
  5. Section 2 of the guide has been revised following an internal review of our practice.
  6. Link to the advice we offer added.
  7. First published.