‘Riparian Owners’ is the official name for people who own property on the edge of a river. These owners are presumed to own the river bed up to the centre line of the river. The law gives them various rights but it also places on them certain responsibilities.
You can get some idea of the rights and responsibilities from the leaflet below but for a full legal explanation you must get in touch with the Environment Agency.
The leaflet gives addresses and telephone numbers. If you see a link in the leaflet to a web site or email address, just click on it to go to the web site or open your email programme.LIT_7114
Download a copy here.
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