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(p. 167) 6. Adverse possession 

(p. 167) 6. Adverse possession

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(p. 167) 6. Adverse possession
Author(s):

Clarke Sandra

and Greer Sarah

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198748458.003.0006
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date: 25 May 2017

This chapter discusses the law on adverse possession. It first considers arguments for and against allowing adverse possession. It then describes changes in the law of adverse possession and outlines the main statutory provisions, namely the Limitation Act 1980, the Land Registration Act 1925, and the Land Registration Act 2002. Next, the chapter discusses what a squatter needs to show to make a claim to the land; the influence of human rights law on adverse possession; and the effects of adverse possession. The old scheme under the Limitation Act 1980 and the new scheme under the Land Registration Act 2002 are compared.

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