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Since the coming into force of the Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA 2002), the means by which title to land can be acquired by adverse possession...
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A tenant cannot obtain prescriptive rights against their landlord (see Simmons v Dobson). Depending on the facts when the lease was granted, it is...
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One of the primary remedies sought by a party wishing to assert ownership of a piece of land is declaratory relief. This is usually brought by way of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 22nd Jan
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See the commentary fromExtent of title acquired: Halsbury's Laws of England (available on Lexis®Library) which provides, in relation to adverse...
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Before 13 October 2003 a squatter could obtain title to either registered or unregistered land if he could demonstrate 12 years' uninterrupted factual...
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On 1 September 2012, section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) made squatting in residential premises...
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How to claim adverse possession of unregistered landThe provisions of the Limitation Act 1980 continue to apply to the adverse possession of...
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If land is unregistered, L (a freeholder) grants T (tenant) a lease of that land and T is then dispossessed by S (squatter), the 12-year limitation...
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