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1. At the outset, you should get your father to put this land into his name by adverse possession. Doing the job by administering the wills of his grandparents and parents will mean that many other people have a share in the land. So as your father has worked this land for over 80 years, adverse possession is the best route to go. Here your father should go to a solicitor and get him to make the application to the Land Registry or Registry of Deeds. This will involve making an application to the Land Registry and a publication of notices on the lands stating that he is making an application for adverse possession. The process can take six to nine months as the Land Registry will seek to inform anyone else who might have a claim. But given the time that has passed here, no one is alive who had a claim. However, if your father is elderly, you should get cracking on it immediately. Additionally, your father should now make a will which deals with this land and includes it in his estate when he dies.