Last edited 18 Mar 2020

Right to access land

A boundary is a line that divides one area from another. Boundaries can be defined physically by coastlines, rivers, roads, walls, fences and lines painted on the ground, or they can have no manifestation other than on maps, plans, charts and legal documentation.

Boundaries are often the subject of disputes and may have perimeter security to prevent unauthorised access. Interference with a person’s right to the security of their body, property or land is trespass.

However, parties other than the owner of land may have rights to enter it, for example:

See also: Right of entry.

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