Green v Ashco Horticulturist Ltd: 1966

F granted T a lease reserving the right to deal with all rights in the property as F wanted. T used the back court and gate for business deliveries but then F granted the freehold to the plaintiff, who in turn denied all right to use the back court or gate as T had been doing for many years.
Held: T had no easement arising from section 62 of the 1925 Act. The plaintiff’s use of a right of way, being always subject to the exigencies of his landlord’s own business, could not have been the subject of a legal grant and that, in those circumstances, section 62 could not operate. It was not an easement as the tenant had always asked for permission before parking.
In considering whether an advantage was ‘enjoyed with’ the land conveyed, one considers a reasonable period of time before the conveyance in order to see whether there was, over that period, a pattern of regular user in any particular way. Cross J said: ‘One ought to look at a reasonable period of time before the grant in question in order to see whether there was anything over that period which could be called a pattern of regular user in any particular way or ways’.


Cross J


[1966] 1 WLR 889, [1966] 2 All ER 233


Law of Property Act 1925 62


England and Wales

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