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.
Updated: March 2015
This edition of the guide replaces the June 2014 edition. Section 3.2 has been amended to make it clear that a protective entry will be made even if the burdened land is partially registered.