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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The court was satisfied the previous owner, developer Paul Fitzgerald, had done enough to the house to arrest the running of time on the claim of squatters' rights.
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.
But squatters' rights, or adverse possession as it is known in law, can happen in all sorts of property ownership situations, including boundary disputes.
They reacted with fury to the police presence claiming their squatters' rights were being ignored.
Those inside the building reacted with fury to the police presence claiming their squatters' rights were being ignored.
Alas it has come to a pretty pass, When I cannot see my flowers for grass, Beware chickweed, ivy and dandelion, Your squatters' rights will soon be gone.
There's concern in the local community of people taking over this and having squatters' rights.
Squatters' rights - which is effectively what we are talking about here - were always something of an anomaly in modern-day society, and it was only a matter of time before some Government or other reined them in.
It can also help in defeating third parties obtaining squatters' rights.
SQUATTERS' rights or adverse possession can lead to some dramatic decisions, in which landowners have lost land or property worth millions of pounds.
I told himhehad to move the greenhouse but he said the land was now his and he was invoking squatters' rights.
A warning," a thug called Craig growls at Robbie as he tells him to get out of the flat because he's caught him cheekily enjoying squatters' rights with his own girlfriend.