| Commentary

116 Rights of support

| Commentary

116 Rights of support

All land benefits from a right of support; this is a natural right1. However, this right only extends to land in its natural state2, and does not extend to support for buildings3. In addition to this ‘automatic’ right, an easement of support may be acquired4. This can avail buildings erected on the land, such as terraced or semi-detached houses, and may prevent the servient owner from removing the support for those buildings. The right is not infringed unless there is disturbance to the adjoining owner’s property and damage

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