The House of Commons Justice Committee has published its Fifth Report of the current session on Manorial Rights.
As we mentioned in an earlier post, manorial rights can include rights to mines and some minerals, sporting rights such as hunting, shooting and fishing, and rights to hold fairs and markets. They were retained by lords of the manor in England and Wales when land became freehold in the early 20th century; and though, in the past, they were not required to be detailed on the register of title they remained overriding and binding on owners of affected land whether they knew about them or not. The issue was the subject of a Westminster Hall debate entitled Manorial Rights (England and Wales) on 15 Jan 2014 c 329WH. Continue reading