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Adverse possession

The owner of land can sometimes lose ownership to a trespasser by “adverse possession”. The law is complicated: Where the land is unregistered or where the land is registered but the trespasser notched up 12 years adverse possession before 13 October 2003, when the Land Registration Act 2002 came into force, one set of rules will apply – see Land Registry Guide 5 On the other hand where the land is registered and the trespasser did not acquire 12 years…

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