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(p. 141) 8. Acquisition of an estate by adverse possession 

(p. 141) 8. Acquisition of an estate by adverse possession
(p. 141) 8. Acquisition of an estate by adverse possession

Judith-Anne MacKenzie

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date: 23 January 2019

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. Another way to acquire an estate in land is by adverse possession. The Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA 2002) makes major changes to the process of acquiring registered land by adverse possession, but the old rules continue to apply to unregistered land (and to registered land where the period of adverse possession was completed before the new Act came into force). This chapter considers what is required to establish adverse possession, and then uses the example of another house in Trant Way to illustrate the three systems now in operation: adverse possession of unregistered land; adverse possession of registered land under LRA 1925; and the new system of adverse possession of registered land established by LRA 2002. The chapter concludes with a consideration of the human rights issues arising from adverse possession.

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