Bradley and another v Heslin and another

Easement – Right of way. The claimants and defendants were neighbours engaged in a dispute concerning the claimants' rights to open and close gates over their driveway, which, the defendants contended, constituted a trespass over the defendant's land, unless the claimants had a right to do so. The Chancery Division held that, while a right to occupy airspace by hanging a gate over the land forming a driveway was capable of being an easement, the claimants were not entitled to a declaration that they were entitled to an easement permitting the opening and closing of the gates at all times and for all purposes. The claimants had a right to close and open the gates for all purposes connected with the reasonable enjoyment of their property provided such use did not substantially interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of the defendants' property.

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