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Complete Land LawText, Cases and Materials

Complete Land Law: Text, Cases and Materials (7th edn)

Barbara Bogusz and Roger Sexton
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date: 28 September 2022

p. 47715. Adverse Possession and the Limitation Actslocked

p. 47715. Adverse Possession and the Limitation Actslocked

  • Barbara BoguszBarbara BoguszLecturer in Law, University of Leicester
  •  and Roger SextonRoger SextonFormer Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University

Abstract

Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. This chapter discusses the basic principles for adverse possession; adverse possession against land which is subject to a lease; and the complex rules applicable where adverse possession is taken against land which is registered title. It covers the rationale of adverse possession; possession giving a right to sue trespassers; the Limitation Act 1980; commencement of adverse possession; offence of squatting in a residential building; preventing the acquisition of title by adverse possession; and the effect of adverse possession.

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