In anticipation of an upcoming section of the site, which will be entitled “Templates”, we have decided to share one trick with you a little early. The document in the image below hangs on Ben Gilroy’s front door, and is called the “Removal of Implied Right of Access”.
Implied right of access is what is known as an implicit right. An implicit right is one in which a person feels they have the right to do something, despite that right never having been directly granted to them. An example of this is your postman. Your postman has the implied right to enter onto your land, walk or drive up to your door, and insert letters into your letter box. The reason this is an implied right, is that at no point do you ever actually say to the postman “I give you the right to enter my land, and push letters through my letter box”.
Where one can run into trouble with this implied right, is that so-called licence inspectors, Sheriffs, debt collectors, and other such undesirables feel that they have the right to enter into your land, approach your door, and unsolicited engage with you. This notice politely, but firmly, informs them that you grant them no such right, and better yet, lays down compensation due for anyone who exercises this right, that you have now relieved them of.