116. Nature of the right of support.

The right of support arises on the severance1 of the surface and the minerals2. Thus the landowner may, on severance, by apt words convey the minerals with the right to let down the surface in working them, or he may by means of exceptions and reservations of minerals and powers of working them grant the surface so that the right of support does not arise at all. In the latter case, there is no necessity for a regrant by the grantee of the surface of the right to let down the surface3.

The right of support is independent of the

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