Commentary

12.1 Manorial rights

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

12.1 Manorial rights

| Commentary

12 Historical rights affecting agricultural land

12.1 Manorial rights

Farmland is often subject to rights of ancient origins. If the land was former copyhold and was enfranchised, either under the Law of Property Act 1922 or voluntarily, it may be subject to manorial rights, the most common of which are mineral rights and sporting rights1. Mineral rights deriving from copyhold tenure are not normally a serious problem because the lord of the manor cannot work them without the landowner’s consent2.

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