Land registration – guidance

Easements claimed by prescription (PG52)

Information about acquiring easements by prescription (practice guide 52).


This guide gives details about Land Registry practice on:

  • acquiring easements by prescription
  • how easements operate when no register entries are made
  • how to apply for a register entry in respect of easements and the register entries that we make in respect of the easements
  • the effect of an objection to an application

It is aimed at conveyancers and you should interpret references to ‘you’ accordingly. Land Registry staff will also refer to it.

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