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Yes, you can potentially claim adverse possession. You will need to instruct a solicitor to do this as it is not a straightforward process. However, if you have maintained the land for over 12 years you can make a claim for adverse possession. There is a process where there will be an attempt to see if there is a current owner of the land to be found (this would not automatically discredit your claim). Once that has been done then the courts will make a decision. Your lawyer will let you know what is required form you but to help, you will want to gather any evidence you may have to show you have maintained the land for this period of time. This could be as simple as receipts for the lawn etc.
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The cost depends on how much work is needing done you would have to ask the solicitor you instruct. Wish I could help more with that part.
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