Claims relating to adverse possession are extremely common. Under the normal rules adverse possession occurs when a person who is not the title owner of the land occupies an area of land for 10 or 12 years (depending upon each situation).
This is a complex area of law and certain variables must be taken into account but if the relevant factors can be proved, the person occupying the land can become the registered owner of that area of land.
Our team can provide advice at an early stage as to whether there is either a potential adverse possession claim, or the ability to defend such a claim. We will also advise upon the merits of your case and whether Alternative Dispute Resolution should be considered.
If you require advice relating to this issue please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.