The right to boundaries fixed by agreement or assurance may be lost, and a new boundary may be acquired under the Limitation Act 19801 after undisturbed possession by another of the land falling between the old and the new boundaries for a period of 12 years2 or, in particular circumstances, for a longer period3. With effect from 13 October 2003, however, time does not run under the Limitation Act 1980 against any person, other than a chargee, in relation to an estate in land or rentcharge the title to which is registered4.
In order that the Act may operate, the
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