Drones: a flying nuisance? - Solicitors Journal

Ed Cracknell, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Ed Cracknell
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When will a drone flight amount to trespass? The use of drones in real estate has grown exponentially. Drones are commonly used for property inspections as a less costly, sometimes safer alternative.

The current law however has yet to recognise the rights of landowners and users who might be adversely affected.

Partner Ed Cracknell critically analyses the legal issues surrounding drones in the Solicitors Journal. The issues presented by the increasing use of drones include: 

  1. Difficulties identifying drone owners or operators.
  2. There is currently no authority on whether a drone flight could represent a trespass
  3. Uncertainty as to when a drone flight would represent a trespass
  4. By and large, solutions are slow to implement

The full article is available to read by subscription in the Solicitors Journal.

Ed is a partner specialising in all aspects of 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.

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