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Our neighbours have recently tried to put their property and

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Our neighbours have recently tried to put their property and land up for sale to find that boundries do not match what they thought they owned and that the boundry states we own half.would like to know were we stand with regards ***** ***** thankyou mrs k middleton
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 2 years ago.
1. Dear Katrina, can you better explain the situation. Is the land registered land in the Land Registry or is it unregistered land? Where does it state that you own half your neighbour's land? Is your fence in the wrong place? How did your neighbour find out they didn't own half their land? Was a survey done? Or did an auctioneer find out?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Land is registered .property was surveyed.fences in wrong place according to land we have any rights to this land ?
Expert:  Buachaill replied 2 years ago.
2. Dear Katrina, yes you do have rights to this land. In law thisis yours and you can move the fence to the correct position and assume possession as well as ownership of this land. Additionally, be aware that it is no longer possible to claim squatter's rights or adverse possession to registered land by means of possession. So, your neighbour will not be able to claim ownership of this strip of land merely by reason of the fence being in the wrong place and being in possession of it.
Expert:  Buachaill replied 2 years ago.
3. Accordingly, you or your solicitor should formally write to your neighbour and move the position of the fence to the correct position. Your neighbours don't own as much as they thought they did. In law, you are the owner of this piece of land which is marked down in the Land Registry.
Expert:  Buachaill replied 2 years ago.
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