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I have read many a thread on common law and peoples rights under common law.
(I am almost positive that it's the same way across the pond)
The argument against is that they were not written taking modern society into consideration thats why we have acts.
I could agree with that TILL i read this.
Prince charles has notified villagers that he owns the minerals under their property.
Now imagine if someone said to you, the house you bought, I own the mineral mining rights from the 14th century and unless you seek legal action before Dec 1st then we assume you agree and will get you deeds changed to show this at your expense.
When you bought the property their was nothing in the deeds.
If ancient laws have to be obeyed then ancient rights have to be observed also.
The common law man has just won his case I believe.
They added: "Due to a change in the law, along with other owners of mineral rights across the country, the Duchy of Cornwall is having to register its mineral rights with HM Land Registry in order to preserve them for the future.
"The Duchy has owned the mineral rights in Stoke Climsland for many centuries. The rights were granted to the Duchy by statue – it is simply a case of the Duchy registering its existing rights."