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University Degree Land Law

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Adverse Possession Seminar

Celebrity Couple Problem Question

In order to accurately asses the legal standing of the parties involved in this scenario we must look at the principles of adverse possession and their effect on the facts of this particular case.

Adverse possession can be defined, as any possession that has been taken that is not consistent to the title of the true owner.1

Adverse possession can lead to the legal title of the true owner being voided and passed to the squatter where they will acquire a legal title through being in possession.

There are a number of factors, which have to be satisfied in relation to a legitimate claim for adverse possession and theses will be discussed in relation to the facts of the case in hand.

The squatter must establish possession over a period of 12 years; this possession must be continuous over that period. The couple in question purchased and moved into the house in 1990. If we assume that this property was and has been their permanent place of residence since the time of purchase then they will have fulfilled the necessary time period of 12 years. However

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