adverse possession

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adverse possession

Occupation of property by one not the true owner, openly, notoriously, and continuously. See statute of limitations; squatter’s right; proscription.
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They asked the court to order to evict the 59-yearold but were met with the defence of squatters' rights on the basis Mr Flaherty had occupied it since 1998.
Introduced in 2003, the squatters' right allows illegal immigrants to claim "indefinite leave to remain" if they manage to live in Britain's black economy for long enough or are failed asylum seekers.
Mr Bull cited the case of squatters' rights, adding that when it came to removing someone from a property "the Bishop is in no better position than a stranger".
They'll have to evict Brendan Foster, Colin Jackson and Sue Barker who have claimed squatters' rights in the media centre.
Thing is, the place was once a haven for followers of an occult cult, some of whom have never gone away, claiming spiritual squatters' rights for a century.
WHAT'S A DISTRIBUTOR TO DO WITH 2,000 units of last year's hot faucet model, now lukewarm, or the 1,500 gallons of lavender paint claiming squatters' rights in the warehouse?
Mechanic has squatters' rights, but he's been something of a lame duck.
The trio needs to rent space in the slot, or better yet, claim squatters' rights.
A WOMAN who has spent 12 years living in a broken-down car has been granted squatters' rights.
truce observers at the time that "9 out of 10" of the incidents of Syrian shelling along the Israeli-Syrian border were prompted by incursions into the demilitarized zones of Israeli tractors that every year plowed deeper into the "no man's land" between the armies in an attempt to establish a kind of Israeli squatters' rights on land whose ownership had remained contested since the 1949 armistice agreement.
Aside from granting Teledesic permission to operate in the frequencies between 17 gigahertz and 30 gigahertz - under a dated international law, GEOs enjoy squatters' rights to the swath - Daggatt suggests the FCC consider creating distinct regulations for LEOs and GEOs.
HAMPSTEAD (12A) HH HHH CAST in the same mould as Richard Curtis' rom com Notting Hill, Hampstead is a twee tale of star-crossed lovers across the social divide, who find common ground in a court case over squatters' rights in verdant London NW3.