Where Family Law and Estates Intersect

In addition to the two legal estates inland, it is also possible to have an interest inland. This is a lesser right over the land which falls short of possession.

Anyone can own an interest in land.
It is not always necessary to own land to have an interest inland. For example, à privilege, or ‘profit a prendre’, allows the owner of that interest to enter a person’s land in order to take produce from it, such as crops or firewood, without actually being the owner of any land themselves…

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