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A is granted a legal easement to access his land (field X) from the west. He then acquires field Y adjacent to X and to the east of X. Does the easement already granted now extend to allow A to enjoy the easement granted in respect of X from field Y, or does he have to negotiate a further easement for the benefit of field Y?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/02/2018

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  • A is granted a legal easement to access his land (field X) from the west. He then acquires field Y adjacent to X and to the east of X. Does the easement already granted now extend to allow A to enjoy the easement granted in respect of X from field Y, or does he have to negotiate a further easement for the benefit of field Y?

See Practice Note: Easements—can I add to the dominant land?

Generally, the benefit of an easement will not extend to any land subsequently added or tacked on to the dominant land and therefore, an easement cannot be used to access land for which the right of way was not granted. There is a narr

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