What is your land? The legal definition of land has far more meanings than just the actually earth beneath our feet. What constitutes your land and therefore your belongings goes far beyond just your house and garden and there are many ways in establishing whether something like a running stream or overhanging tree belongs to you or a neighbour. Whether on, below or above your land there could be many things within the area of your land that is legally your property. There are many definitions for what land actually means. The statutory definition is as follows; Section 205(1)(ix) of the Law of Property Act 1925 defines land as including ‘land of any tenure, and mines and minerals … buildings or parts of buildings and other corporeal hereditaments; also … incorporeal hereditaments and an easement right privilege or benefit in over or derived from land’.
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