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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Housing minister Grant Shapps added: "No longer will there be so-called 'squatters rights'.
"I know the issue is complicated by the fact the Travellers there do now have squatters rights but every attempt to liaise with them over other alternatives have been rebuffed."
This process, known as claiming "squatters rights", is technically known as adverse possession.
Although provisions in the Land Registration Act that came into force in 2003 overhaul the law as we know it relating to "squatters rights" ( or adverse possession ( of registered land, it is essential landowners register their land as quickly as possible to benefit from the new Act.
If someone were to claim 'squatters rights' over your property the Land Registry has to tell you of the claim, at the address shown on their records.
The so-called bishop took up squatters rights in the Larne Oratory in Co Antrim claiming he should be allowed to stay.
In his place (at least that's how I see it) is Rolf Lassgard who has, in fact, got squatters rights to the character.