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This chapter explores the law of adverse possession which exists as an exception to position that interests in land can only be created when formality requirements are met. A claim to adverse possession is a claim brought by a trespasser or squatter who has been in possession of another’s land for a long period of time. If successful, the trespasser or squatter may become the legal owner of that land. The chapter discusses the justifications for adverse possession; the requirements that must be satisfied to establish a claim to adverse possession and the effect of adverse possession on the original landowner.

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This chapter explores the law of adverse possession which exists as an exception to position that interests in land can only be created when formality requirements are met. A claim to adverse possession is a claim brought by a trespasser or squatter who has been in possession of another’s land for a long period of time. If successful, the trespasser or squatter may become the legal owner of that land. The chapter discusses the justifications for adverse possession, the requirements that must be satisfied to establish a claim to adverse possession, and the effect of adverse possession on the original landowner.

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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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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.