Adverse possession

Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer

in Land Law Directions

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer 2014

Published in print May 2014 | ISBN: 9780199685646
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191784743 | 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.

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

Chapter.  15890 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Land Law

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