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Construing rights of way

This page contains a statement of the general principle that applies when interpreting easements; ie that: “The task of interpretation with which the court is faced requires the intention of the parties to the original conveyances to be ascertained from the words of the grant read in the light of the background circumstances which would have been known to the parties.” It also deals with the following: The phrase “a right of way at all times … for all purposes…

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