Chapter

Adverse Possession and the Limitation Acts

Barbara Bogusz and Roger Sexton

in Complete Land Law

Fifth edition

Published on behalf of © Barbara Bogusz & Roger Sexton 2017

Published in print July 2017 | ISBN: 9780198793250
Published online September 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191835155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198793250.003.0015

Series: Complete

Adverse Possession and the Limitation Acts

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Titles in the Complete series combine extracts from a wide range of primary materials with clear explanatory text to provide readers with a complete introductory resource. This chapter discusses the basic principles for adverse possession; adverse possession against land which is subject to a lease; and the complex rules applicable where adverse possession is taken against land which is registered title. It covers the rationale of adverse possession; possession giving a right to sue trespassers; the Limitation Act 1980; commencement of adverse possession; offence of squatting in a residential building; preventing the acquisition of title by adverse possession; and the effect of adverse possession.

Keywords: land; lease; registered title; trespassers; Limitation Act 1980; human rights; factual possession; intention to possess; unregistered title; residential property

Chapter.  23298 words. 

Subjects: Land Law

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