Squatter's rights


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Squatter's rights

The privilege, without legal right or arrangement, of occupying a property by virtue of a long and continuous use of the land.
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LANDOWNERS frequently encounter problems arising from adverse possession - or squatter's rights to use a more familiar term.
Weiss has just been granted the freehold of a three-story mews house in Hampstead, north London after claiming squatter's rights.
It has simply climbed in through an open door and seems to be demanding squatter's rights.
LLOYD AND STELLA CORRIE: Having had a fling with Rovers' landlady Liz McDonald a few years ago, Lloyd must think he has squatter's rights on bar manager Stella.
A BUSINESSMAN has locked himself in his bakery premises and is claiming squatter's rights after the landlords cut the lease early.
Controversial Cardiff businessman Mark Roberts, right - a renowned expert on the ancient laws and history of Lordships of the Manor - had argued it was wrong for the Crown to claim squatter's rights over land he says is his under legal principles dating back to the Norman Conquest.
LANDLADY Vera Critchlow loves her pub so much she has taken up squatter's rights after the lease was ``sold from under her''.
Lambeth council says he cannot claim squatter's rights because he has not lived there continuously for that period.
The Blues know he will be incredibly hard to shift because he has squatter's rights.