Adverse possession

Clarke Sandra and Greer Sarah

in Land Law Directions

Fifth edition

Published on behalf of © Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer 2016

Published in print April 2016 | ISBN: 9780198748458
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191811067 | DOI:

Series: Directions series

Adverse possession

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This chapter discusses the law on adverse possession. It first considers arguments for and against allowing adverse possession. It then describes changes in the law of adverse possession and outlines the main statutory provisions, namely the Limitation Act 1980, the Land Registration Act 1925, and the Land Registration Act 2002. Next, the chapter discusses what a squatter needs to show to make a claim to the land; the influence of human rights law on adverse possession; and the effects of adverse possession. The old scheme under the Limitation Act 1980 and the new scheme under the Land Registration Act 2002 are compared.

Keywords: land law; adverse possession; land ownership; squatter; Limitation Act 1980; Land Registration Act 1925; Land Registration Act 2002; human rights

Chapter.  14763 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Land Law

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