Commentary

15 Rights of the public relating to markets

MARKETS AND FAIRS vol 26(2)B
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15 Rights of the public relating to markets

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C: RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PUBLIC AND MARKET OWNERS

15 Rights of the public relating to markets

Wherever a market is held, every member of the public has a common law right to come into the market for the purpose of buying and selling his own goods or the goods of others1.

The form of sale is not restricted and may be by direct sale or by public auction2 or private auction3.

There is no right for a seller to occupy exclusively any part of the soil on which the market is held without the leave of the market owner

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