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Boundaries and Adverse Possession

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Adverse Possession

Adverse Possession: Litigants Risk Two Sets of Proceedings – A Problem Made Worse by Brown v Ridley [2024] UKUT 14 (LC)  Matthew Hall delves into the legal nuances and practical challenges inherent in resolving boundary disputes, shedding light on the complexities...

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Weaver v Smith [2023] EWHC 1200 (Ch)

Article contributed by Ian Quayle   Ian Quayle considers the recent case of Weaver v Smith which explores the common problem of identifying the extent of a right of way. The case highlights the problems associated with plans and the need to revert to the wording...

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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 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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Land Registration Act 2002

This page sets out the procedure for applying to the Land Registry under the Land Registration Act 2002 to be registered as owner of land that has been in adverse possession. It also deals with the leading cases that have been decided under the Act since it came into...

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Introduction If a person is in occupation of property with the consent of the owner he is not in adverse possession. "It is clearly established that the taking or continuation of possession by a squatter with the actual consent of the paper title owner does not...

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