"What are your rights if you see a drone above your property? Are drones allowed to check out your house/garden/land without permission?"

Drones are now a popular hobby and also have many useful commercial applications. But this growth in use has led to some problems and conflicts.

Russell-Cooke partner Ed Cracknell answers a reader's question in the Home Help section of the Sunday Times and explains that, if a drone is regularly causing problems, safety and privacy concerns can and should be reported to the relevant authorities. 

How can I stop drones flying over my house? is available to read on the Times website via subscription. 

Ed is a partner in the property and housing litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.

Ed has a particular interest in the renewal and termination of telecoms leases under the Electronic Communications Code. Other specialisms include adverse possession, restrictive covenants and rights of way and light.