The application process
If you want the dropped kerb or ‘crossover’ to go onto Raven land, you will need an agreement called an ‘easement’. Easements are a legal process and usually take around six months. All applications are reviewed by us, but it’s important to note that not all applications will be approved. If an application involves a footpath or land owned by the council, you will need to get permission from them too.
Here are some links to guidance on vehicle crossovers:
Once you have the required permissions, you will need to pay for a valuation which we will obtain from our appointed Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuer. It is your responsibility to appoint your own solicitor.
- Valuation of land by an independent chartered surveyor -approximately £100 plus VAT (£300 plus VAT if a site visit is required).
- Actual value of easement – £1,000 upwards.
- Our legal costs – standard fee £650 plus VAT and disbursements (subject to the nature of the easement, the required work to grant it and the process being completed in reasonable time).
- Our administration fee – £300 plus VAT.
Please remember to include an allowance for your own legal fees.