Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High Street practice. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008. During that time, as you appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions from satisfied users on a variety of subjects. Because we are all in practice with clients and court and other users, I might not always respond in minutes. Please bear with me in that caseIt is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me while I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able to advise you fully.Unless I have all the facts that I need, my answer would not be accurate. What date in 2013 was it registered?
Was it previously unregd?
Has anyone come out of the woodwork? Are they disputing yr 12 years?
We need full background please
THE landwhich is worth about £100,00 wasregistered in april 2013 it was previously un registered no one has ever challenged the title .the land has been fenced [with no gate]andcleared fromtime to time .the land registry had no queries on the stat dec . Our enquires showed the old shack we demolished 2002 had been vacant since 1994
Youneed to have occupied it for 12 years if it was unregistered before you canregister it as your own. There is less likelihood of a challenge onunregistered property unregistered property. The period is 10 years for registeredproperty
Ifyou now have possessory title and somebody comes out of the woodwork and claimsthat the land is theirs, they cannot defeat your possessory title unless theycan prove that you did not occupy it to the exclusion of all others and treatit as your own for 12 years.
Presumably,you have some proof that you have done that and if they were going to defeatyour claim, they would have to find some proof to the contrary.
Iassume that no one has ever objected to this since 2000 and I also assume thatyou were never given any permission to use this land and simply occupied itwithout consent.
Ifyou were given consent and the owner who appeared from under a stone can provethat, your possessory can be overturned. You have to occupy it for a further 12years before you get title absolute.
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