Easements and Covenants

Our Personal Disputes team provides expert advice to clients in disputes over easements and covenants affecting their land or property.

  • An easement is a legal right to cross or use someone else’s land for a specific purpose. Easements can be created by someone granting a right or, in some cases, they can arise automatically or be acquired just by using another person’s property or land for a long period of time.
  • A covenant is an agreement between two parties that one of them will do something, or refrain from doing something, in relation to their property or land.

At Coodes, we have significant expertise in dealing with disputes about easements and covenants, ranging from issues about rights of way, private drainage or parking to enforcing restrictions on the use of neighbouring land, for example, which may be in the process of development or being used for business purposes. We can also assist with the removal or variation of existing covenants that are preventing the reasonable use of a property or land.

Our team is experienced in using all forms of dispute resolution, from simple negotiations through correspondence to mediation and, if required, court or property tribunal proceedings, though these should always be regarded as a last resort.

If you have a dispute about an easement or covenant, or simply want some advice to avoid a dispute in the future, please get in touch.


Ben Sidgwick


Emily Stark


Jenny Carter


Jodie Walmsley

Litigation Executive

Key contact

Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

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Call us on 0800 328 3282, or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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