adverse possession

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adverse possession

n
(Law) property law the occupation or possession of land by a person not legally entitled to it. If continued unopposed for a period specifed by law, such occupation extinguishes the title of the rightful owner
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Are the occupants of these caravans squatting and hoping they can stay where they are owing to squatters' rights - often known as "adverse possession" - or what?
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Similarly, are they intent on gaining squatters' rights by apparently entering the nearby condemned presbytery and leaving towels and sheets in the bedrooms even though this place is highly dangerous?
A MAN who has lived all his life in a run-down house is not entitled to squatters' rights over the property, the High Court ruled.
He left court to re-join a peaceful demonstration by supporters of squatters' rights.
In a circular sent to judges, courts and the police, the Ministry of Justice confirmed that what are commonly known as Squatters' Rights - preventing forcible entry to an occupied building - would become redundant, in relation to residential premises.
There are a few other food stuffs that have taken up squatters' rights but it's basically yoghurt.
The rules which come into force on Saturday also bring an end to so-called squatters' rights.
There could be a number of reasons: Someone is claiming adverse possession, that is to say squatters' rights, over my property.
However, Damian Green, the shadow immigration minister, said: "What disturbs me most is how many more people will be able to establish this type of squatters' rights to stay in this country.