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hi what rights have i in law over a peace of land ive been

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hi what rights have i in law over a peace of land ive been useing for the last 26 years i have a small farm nextdoor to this .the first owner and i had a verbal agreement for me to use the land for farming ie cattle pigs this was rent fee as long as i maintained fences and looked after things some years later it was sold and i had the same arrengement with this new owner after time thay sold and a new owner took over there was never a verbal or lease i just used as befor this owner and i did a part land swap for him to have some land in front off hes house and i had land at the rear of my farm then again it was sold and ive never met this owner or had contact with them in the last 4/5 years thay been there all the time still useing the land as ive allways done none of these owners have used or run stock on the land or done eney work or maintaind the land i have run stock on this land without a brake even when it changed hands from one to other well its about to be sold again its about 25 acres and i would like to know were i stand please meney thanks ove
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 3 years ago.

Hello, I am a solicitor with over 15 years experience. Ii will try to answer this.


I need more information you will need to tell me when the last person who gave you permission to use the land sold it?


Sorry I have misread that. The important thing is how long you have been using the land as if it were your own without permission from anyone. If this is only 5 years or so you will not have acquired any right to the land.