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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FRANCE'S Loire Valley is the spiritual home of sauvignon blanc yet New Zealand has long claimed squatters rights for this fashionable white grape variety.
He sought adverse possession - or squatters rights - so his name could go on the deeds and enable pounds 70,000 worth of repairs to be carried out.
The group, part of the Occupy Cardiff movement, have claimed squatters rights and vowed to remain in the old Inland Revenue building on Westgate Street "indefinitely".
The people, who live in caravans in the council owned car park on Connaughton Road in Sligo town, have earned squatters rights as they have lived there for so long.