Author Topic: Land grabbing - Claiming ownership of land  (Read 3519 times)

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Land grabbing - Claiming ownership of land
« on: July 18, 2011, 01:53:13 pm »
It is widely known and understood that if you fence in an area of land for 12 years and 'occupy' it you may claim it as your own under 'adverse possession'.

The Leasehold Reform Act 2002 has made this more difficult.
However the land in question cannot be part of a public highway, footpath, verge or associated easement strip owned by a highway authority.

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Re: Land grabbing - Claiming ownership of land
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 09:14:12 am »
Apart from property in relatively open countryside, I would think that nearly all land is monitored by someone.
It would be hard to do this on an estate of  new homes.