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When a person makes an application for adverse possession (in respect of registered land), will a notice be placed on the land stating that the application has been made and inviting anyone to object?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/08/2015

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  • When a person makes an application for adverse possession (in respect of registered land), will a notice be placed on the land stating that the application has been made and inviting anyone to object?

When a person makes an application for adverse possession (in respect of registered land), will a notice be placed on the land stating that the application has been made and inviting anyone to object?

The Land Registration Act (LRA 2002) came into force on 13 October 2003 and, subject to transitional provisions, radically changed law and practice relating to the adverse possession of registered land. Under LRA 2002 a squatter may apply to be registered as proprietor after ten years' adverse possession.

HM Land Registry must then notify the persons specified under LRA 2002, Sch 6 para 2 that the application has been made. In that regard, HM Land Registry Practice Guide 4 states as follows:

'5.3 Notices

If, from the evidence we have seen, we believe

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