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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These are all the materials, excepting the timber, stones, and sand, which I claimed by squatter's right. I have also a small woodshed adjoining, made chiefly of the stuff which was left after building the house.
But my neighbour says he will claim squatter's rights if I try to get the land back.
Homeless rights activists had taken up residence in the historic building, claiming the legal right to occupy the site under squatter's rights.
QI'm a commercial landlord and I have heard that through recent legislation the commonly known "squatter's rights" have been removed?
I would like to know if anyone could give me any help or guide me in the right direction about squatter's rights or adverse possession.
In June 2008 Bishop Buckley applied to the Land Registry for Northern Ireland to be granted squatter's rights of the 108-yearold presbytery.
They have invoked squatter's rights and say they plan to take up permanent residence in the building, which has no gas, electricity or running water.
Growing food was a habit so ingrained that when I headed off to college in Chicago, I quickly claimed squatter's rights to a vacant lot covered with brick fragments left from a building demolition project.
But the rent was not paid, they were asked to leave, and Roberts said hewould claim squatter's rights.
THIS HIGH-FLYER with squatter's rights is poised to set up home once more in what could be the most imposing desres in Warwickshire.
HOME-sitters tend to be retired or semi-retired but can be any age providing they own their own property - just in case anyone is tempted to claim squatter's rights.
However this licence had long since expired and, as 12 years had passed without a challenge, Caroline Graham claimed squatter's rights, or adverse possession of the land.