Acquiring Land by Adverse Possession - The Key Issues
Adverse possession is the process by which a person who is not the legal owner of the land can become the legal owner by possessing the land for a specified period of time. Since the Land Registration Act 2002 two separate regimes have been in existence, working side by side.
More recent changes introduced by statue and case law have further complicated this area of law. It is an area ripe for dispute where assumptions are often proved wrong.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The requirements to establish adverse possession
- How to claim under the Land Registration Act
- How to claim adverse possession of unregistered land
- How claims are frustrated by statute and practical means
- The impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
- Dealing with squatters and human rights
- Practical considerations when purchasing property