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.
The Blues know he will be incredibly hard to shift because he has squatter's rights.
A BUSINESSMAN has locked himself in his bakery premises and is claiming squatter's rights after the landlords cut the lease early.
THE Crown won the right to claim "squatter's rights" yesterday after winning a titanic legal struggle with a "Lord of the Manor" who claimed ownership of vast tracts of the River Severn estuary.
LANDLADY Vera Critchlow loves her pub so much she has taken up squatter's rights after the lease was ``sold from under her''.
He is exercising "squatter's rights" over the Georgian house, saying he is now the rightful owner of the property because he has lived there for more than 12 years.
But I have squatter's rights. When I'm ready, I'll be ready.
And when she tried to evict the new tenant he refused to move, claiming squatter's rights.
He loves you and his baby and, although those strong feelings don't entitle him to take up squatter's rights in your life, you can never separate completely from someone you have a child with.
Mr Charlton said he bought the land along with his home in 1971 but Mr Kenny said he acquired in by virtue of adverse possession or "squatter's rights".