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Adverse possession claims

A successful adverse possession claim will permit someone who occupies property but who is not its legal owner to become registered as such. The procedure is complex and several key factors must be established.

For advice and assistance on adverse possession claims call us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you.

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Rules on adverse possession

The Land Registration Act 2002 changed the rules on Adverse Possession or ‘squatters rights’ as it is often better known. However, the old rules do still apply to periods of possession which started before 1991 or to unregistered land.

The rules are extremely complex but if you are seeking to establish an adverse possession claim, or are resisting one, Stephensons can help. Occupancy is a complex concept, but with our extensive experience in this field we can guide you through any challenges you encounter.

Speak to a member of our neighbour disputes team on 01616 966 229

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