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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Such actions end up in court, especially when one relative, without providing the duly notarised written consents of the heirs alleges that a piece of land was given to him/her gratuitously by the deceased, or that he/she has ownership rights over the land through hostile possession or through succession.
Simultaneously, the court dismissed the allegation of the children of the deceased heir that they acquired rights over the land through hostile possession, since it contradicted their allegation that the ownership of the land was acquired with the consent of the other heirs.
85) The second method requires a "long period" in addition to evidence of hostile possession to create a presumption of ouster.