Lateral Support Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Lateral Support, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Lateral Support?

(n) Lateral support is the implied support expected from the neighboring property against slippage, cave-in, landslide, flood etc such that any activity in the neighboring property shall not alter the situation prevailing then. For example, in a sloppy land, excavation of adjacent land may lead to landslide, in such cases a retaining wall or other arrangement must be made to protect the adjacent property