Chapter

Adverse possession

Victoria Sayles

in Land Law Concentrate

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2014 | ISBN: 9780198703815
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191783432 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198703815.003.0330

Series: Concentrate

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This chapter discusses the concept of adverse possession. An owner of an estate in land (paper owner) is under no obligation to make use of that land ; mere neglect will not end ownership. However, where that land is adversely possessed by another for the required period, the paper owner will lose his title to the land. Through his acts of adverse possession, the adverse possessor acquires a better title to the land than the paper owner. This is so even if such acts stem from an initial wrong, such as a trespass.

Keywords: land law; estate; adverse possession; title; paper owner

Chapter.  4346 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Land Law

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