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(p. 160) 6. Adverse possession 

(p. 160) 6. Adverse possession
(p. 160) 6. Adverse possession

Sandra Clarke

and Sarah Greer

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date: 18 December 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.

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