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Who's right in this situation?
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tiredmamma1 · 03/12/2018 13:56

So I rent a lovely cottage from a private landlord who also owns the agricultural field behind. He has given me permission to walk my dogs on the field since we started renting the property.

Today I was walking my dogs as usual playing catch with the ball and a neighbours dog has escaped their fence and started a stand off with one of my dogs. The owner comes running out and shouting at me that I have no right to walk my dogs on the land and I'm upsetting his dog. I was trying to reason with him that I had been given permission by the landlord (his next door neighbour) who owns the field and he was still shouting and screaming that I have no right as the land is agricultural. Does anyone know where exactly I stand with this? Thanks :)

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Hoppinggreen · 03/12/2018 13:58

No expert but if the owner of the field has given you permission then I would think it would be fine

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tiredmamma1 · 03/12/2018 13:58

That's exactly what I thought!

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Wolfiefan · 03/12/2018 14:00

Their dog escaped and they didn’t have control of it in public? So they’re at fault!
I’m guessing they’ve let their dog roam free and now they’re worried as you’re using the field. Confused

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HeyMacWey · 03/12/2018 14:00

You have permission from the landowner to walk your dog there so you haven't done anything wrong.

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Wolfiefan · 03/12/2018 14:01

Oh and I walked my dog over agricultural fields this morning. I don’t when livestock are out or there are crops she could damage. There are footpaths across the field though.

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DogInATent · 03/12/2018 14:11

If you have the landowners permission you're in the clear.

It's the duty of landowners (in this case the shouty neighbour) to fence livestock (and dogs) in, not out. So if their dog escaped they were not in control of it. However, you might want to check if they also have the landowner's permission to use the field or not - if they do then you're going to need to come to an amicable arrangement.

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