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Does Possession Still Amount to 9/10 of the Law?

Posted by on May 24th 2017 in Litigation, Property

Does Possession Still Amount to 9/10 of the Law?

A series of high profile squatter claims involving expensive West London properties led to significant reform of the right for squatters to claim ownership of occupied land.  

To make a successful claim for adverse possession one must prove uninterrupted factual possession for a certain period of time. To be in factual possession a squatter must exert exclusive control over the land while treating the land as if they were the owner occupier.  There must also be intention to possess the land during the relevant period. Where the intention is equivocal, corroborative evidence will be required.

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