Hi all, We are looking at purchasing a property in Victoria and have chased down the title documents which have shown a nice surprise of a private rights of drainage to the neighbours property issued when the property we are looking at was carved off in 1914. It's in a very unfortunate position on the block. My main question is do we have the right to modify the easement if we replace with equal utility. E.g. if we changed it run down the side of our property and along the back fence. This would all be at our expense of course but I want to make sure that our future neighbours (for unknown reasons) could actually prevent us from doing this? Bonus question if you are feeling particularly helpful. The property we are looking at also has a right of carriageway to the same neighbour (running along the back which is where we would also like to re-establish the drainage easement). This carriageway has double gates into their property at one end (suitable for a car) but has been fenced off with a single pedestrian gate at the other end - it is not currently possible to drive a car but still possible to walk out to the side street (which is arguably of little benefit when they can do this from the footpath out the front). Does not using the carriageway as a carriageway (or vehicle way) constitute abandonment in any manner or does using it as a walkway suffice? Many thanks for any help you can provide!