Ramblers Malta shed some light on ‘Right of Access’ in Malta

In a recent post on their Facebook page, The Ramblers’ Association of Malta shared the above snapshot from a Court sentence from 1941 that sheds light on ‘Right of Access’ on private countryside land.

The extract can be translated as follows:

“The owner of a private road which was opened to the public cannot close it, or obstruct the public’s access through it. Once the owner permitted or tolerated the public to pass through it, although property rights over the road are conserved, the road becomes public in its use, and a right of transit is created.”

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By Amanda Tonna

April 21, 2021