Archive for the 'adverse possession' Category

Regina (Diep) v Chief Land Registrar – WLR Daily

Regina (Diep) v Chief Land Registrar [2010] WLR (D) 215

“The policy of the Land Registry in dealing with applications for registration of title to unregistered land based on adverse possession, as embodied in Land Registry Practice Guidance 5 at 6.4, was neither unlawful nor irrational.”

WLR Daily, 6th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Baxter v Mannion – WLR Daily

Baxter v Mannion [2010] EWHC 573 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 82

“There was no good reason to confine the jurisdiction of the registrar under para 5(a) of Sch 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002 to the correction of procedural mistakes. If any statutory condition which was a prerequisite for registration was shown not to have been satisfied, there was a mistake in the register which the registrar had power to correct.”

WLR Daily, 19th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Regina (Smith) v Land Registry – WLR Daily

Regina (Smith) v Land Registry [2010] EWCA Civ 200; [2010] WLR (D) 72

“Title to land over which a public highway runs could not be acquired by adverse possession.”

WLR Daily, 11th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Ofulue v Bossert – WLR Daily

Ofulue v Bossert [2009] UKHL 16; [2009] WLR (D) 91

An offer by a squatter to buy the property from the owners in a letter marked ‘without prejudice’ could not be used as evidence that she had acknowledged the owners’ title to the property so as to defeat her claim to adverse possession.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2009

Source: www.lawreprots.co.uk 

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed. 

Ofulue and Another v Bossert – Times Law Reports

Ofulue and Another v Bossert

House of Lords

“Where an occupier disputing possession proceedings made an offer to the owners to buy the property in a ‘without prejudice’ letter, which was rejected, but later claimed that the title of the property had passed to her because of 12 years’ adverse possession, the owners could not rely on the letter as evidence that she had acknowledged their title to the property so as to defeat her claim.”

The Times, 13th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Squatters ordered out of Mayfair – BBC news

“Squatters who took over a £22.5m house in Mayfair have been ordered by a court to leave the property.”

Full story 

BBC News, 27th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown awarded “squatter’s rights” – BBC News

“The Queen has won ‘squatter’s rights’ over large tracts of the Severn Estuary in a dispute with a controversial Cardiff businessman.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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