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7.2.1 Acquisition by Prescription – Introduction

Welcome to the seventh topic in this module guide – Acquisition by Prescription! This topic follows on from the previous topic which examined the creation of profits à prendre and easements in the framework of their formation.

Below are some goals and objectives for you to refer to after learning this section.

Goals for this section:

  • To understand the concept, essential elements and effects of prescription.
  • To understand the difference between express reservation and implied reservation.
  • To understand how profits à prendre and easements are terminated and the matters relating to their termination.

Objectives for this section:

  • To be able to understand how profits à prendre and easements can be transferred to third parties.
  • To be able to identify how the transfer of a benefit of a legal easement, a legal profit and an equitable easement and profit à prendre would transpire.
  • To be able to identify how the transfer of a burden of a legal easement, a legal profit and an equitable easement and profit à prendre would transpire.

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