Sporting Rights and Sporting Wrongs Sporting rights generally comprise the rights to short, hunt or fish on a specific measure of land. But when it comes to buying, selling, renting or leasing land, what power do sporting rights have and what part do they play in the real estate game? Lawyer Monthly hears on this…
Compulsory first registration now applies to all transactions in land, whether or not they are for value. We have found that pre-empting a compulsory registration by applying in advance on a voluntary basis can be beneficial, since there are no time constraints – and a more measured approach, particularly to large blocks of land, can achieve a better result.
Moreover, there are a variety of other good reasons to voluntarily register land now, notably that any attempt to register squatters’ rights will be formally notified to the estate owner by the Land Registry, which will allow an objection to be lodged.
We have substantial experience of registering the full range of land holdings from small cottages registered to facilitate a sale to large estates in multiple ownerships.