The Fee Simple


For all practical purposes a fee simple owner is today the owner of the land. Nevertheless there are restrictions both at common law and by statute upon the right of the fee simple owner to do as he pleases with the land. For example, at common law he is restrained by the law of tort from using his land in such a way as to cause a nuisance to his neigh�bours. Again, by statute his liberty to develop the land is severely restricted by the Town and Country Planning Acts 2002 to 2014 (consolidating earlier legislation). This merits a short note.

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