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Alex Watts : Did you ever register the land please?
no i did not know any thing was wrong untill the new council tenat told me to move the post.
Alex Watts : It's bad news I am afraid.
Alex Watts : If you did not register the land then it does not belong to you.
Alex Watts : The council can demand it back.
Alex Watts : If you had 20 years use then you would have had a claim as a right of way
Alex Watts : But for that you need 20 years use
Alex Watts : I assume you don't have that and if that is the case they can make you move the boundary back, as you have no prescriptive right.
Alex Watts : I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
according to the 1992 act on boundaries its 12 years and prior to that if nobody has complained its 10 years if used regularly which we use it 4 to 5 times aday
Alex Watts : The law has changed in terms of adverse possession which is why you are referring to.
Alex Watts : Its not your land, you can not register it without going through the land registry and you don't establish a prescriptive right until it has been 20 years.
Alex Watts : Sows that claiify?
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