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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In England, the law of adverse possession has been subject to a number of statutes of limitations which have prescribed different forms and standards.
In 2003, the Alaska Legislature dramatically changed Alaska's adverse possession law.
It merges chapters on government forbearance and takings and replaces old cases with new ones in adverse possession, the numerus clausus principle, security interests, and equitable conversion.
The director told the board that the entire acquired area earmarked for the university was under adverse possession.
During the meeting with the Yuen Long DC, LegCo Members discussed and exchanged views with DC members on a number of issues, including the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area and the development plans in Kam Tin South and Yuen Long South; identification of the site for constructing the public market in Tin Shui Wai and the formulation of the relevant works programme; safeguarding the traditional rights of the indigenous inhabitants of the New Territories; proposing to amend the law on adverse possession in accordance with the recommendations put forward by the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong; and timetable for the construction of noise barriers along Long Tin Road in Yuen Long.
47 of PD 1529, no title to registered land in derogation of the title of the registered owner shall be acquired by prescription or adverse possession.
Typical legal indemnity policies | Right to light | Freehold restrictive or positive covenant | Mines & minerals | Land subject to rights of way / reservation rights | Adverse possession | Insolvency act indemnity | Breach of planning / building regulations / listed buildings consent | Search indemnity | Judicial review | Land registered with possessory title/good leasehold title | Lack of access or easement for services | Village green registration | Chancel repair | Absent landlord | Breach of leasehold covenant
This came in line with the directives of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to the police and the army forces to investigate adverse possession of land and reclaim the illegally acquired state lands.
A If the garage was there for 12 years or more prior to 2003 (when the law changed) your next door neighbours will be able to claim that the land their garage stands on was acquired by their predecessors by adverse possession.
He said Bundy was attempting to invoke a provision of the law known as adverse possession to retake land improperly seized by the federal government many decades ago.
According to the Prescription Ordinance, if a person is in undisturbed, uninterrupted adverse possession of an immovable property for more than ten years such person has the right to acquire prescriptive title to the immovable property.
In order to acquire title by adverse possession for land that is not registered at the Land Registry (unregistered land), you must show you have had exclusive possession without the consent of the owner for 12 years.