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Boundaries and Adverse Possession

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Healey v Fraine [2023] EWCA Civ 549

Article contributed by Richard Miller, Tanfield Chambers   Bailii link:    Summary   ...

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Adverse possession claim defeated by estoppel St Pancras and Humanist Housing Association Ltd v Leonard [2008] EWCA Civ 1442 Summary In a claim for possession the claimant successfully used estoppel to defeat the defendant's argument that he was entitled to remain in...

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Criminal offence

Trespassers Residential property Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 , s144 Summary As is widely known, a new law has been passed which makes it a criminal offence to squat in residential property. The provision came into effect on 1 September...

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Highways R (on the application of Smith) v Land Registry and Cambridge County Council [2010] EWCA Civ 200 Summary It is not possible to claim title by adverse possession to land that forms part of the public highway. Facts The claimant made an application to the Land...

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Adverse possession and Pye v Graham

This page explains meaning of the phrase "adverse possession" as set out in Pye v Graham, the leading case on the topic. Other important issues that arise in adverse possession cases are dealt with on the other pages in this section of the site - go back to the page...

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