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The law of ‘adverse possession’ may allow people who do not have legal ownership of land or property to claim ownership of it, if they have occupied it without consent for a certain length of time. If you think someone has taken adverse possession of property or land that you own, we can help you to find a resolution.

Whether a person can acquire land belonging to someone else by “squatting” on it or using it for a defined period, can depend whether title (ownership) of the land or property is registered or not.

We can investigate if the land is registered which could make a difference to finding a resolution.

In cases where the land is found to be unregistered, a squatter must demonstrate that they’ve had exclusive possession without the consent of the true owner for 12 years, in order to apply to acquire title by adverse possession.

One of the most common cases involving adverse possession relates to access and a ‘right of way.’

Because the whole issue of adverse occupation is often complex, specialist help is recommended.

At Mander Hadley, our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts are here to help and advise you.  We’ll do everything we can to achieve a successful resolution for your particular adverse possession case. During our initial, free, no obligation telephone chat, we will take the time to understand exactly what’s happened and then suggest the best way of achieving a successful resolution.

Contact us now to find out how we can help you with adverse possession. You are in safe hands at Mander Hadley.