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C.D. Sarangapani Aiyangar and anr. Vs. Sadagopa Naidu and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported inAIR1922Mad398; (1922)43MLJ152
AppellantC.D. Sarangapani Aiyangar and anr.
RespondentSadagopa Naidu and ors.
Cases ReferredLemmon v. Webb
Excerpt:
- .....neighbour's land to gather the fruits, that fall there from such portion of a tree which belongs to the plaintiffs. it is not pretended that this right can be acquired by prescription but it is said that it arises by severance and that necessary implication is that a servitude was created ipso facto by the act of severance. in our opinion, the right claimed is not an easement within the meaning of the act, and when it is claimed, as it is put here as an easement and not as the creation of an express agreement or contract between the parties, we are of opinion that the claim is a right which is unknown to law as pointed out in lemmon v. webb (1895) a.c. 1.2. we, therefore, think that the appeal fails and must be dismissed with costs.
Judgment:

1. The appellants in this case are the plaintiffs who sought in no less than three courts to get a declaration that they are entitled to go on to their neighbour's land to gather the fruits, that fall there from such portion of a tree which belongs to the plaintiffs. It is not pretended that this right can be acquired by prescription but it is said that it arises by severance and that necessary implication is that a servitude was created ipso facto by the act of severance. In our opinion, the right claimed is not an easement within the meaning of the Act, and when it is claimed, as it is put here as an easement and not as the creation of an express agreement or contract between the parties, we are of opinion that the claim is a right which is unknown to law as pointed out in Lemmon v. Webb (1895) A.C. 1.

2. We, therefore, think that the appeal fails and must be dismissed with costs.


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