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If a property owner (you) has in effect enclosed a piece of land by moving the boundary over by 1 m, and you can prove that the new boundary has been in place 10 years if the property is registered or 12 years if it is not registered at the land registry, you can apply to the land registry to have the strip of land which you have gained, registered as yours under the doctrine of adverse possession.
One final thing, and that is that to gain ownership of the land by adverse possession the person must’ve occupied the land without consent or objection and not in secret for the requisite period.
You will have to prove that the boundary therefore has been in place for that period of time.
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Photographs, witness statements and receipts for fencing are the usual proof