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1. To check the rights of access to your land, you essentially need to carry out a search of the Land Registry folio. Marked on your Folio will be the benefits of any right of way you might have. This will run over neighbouring land. Be aware that if you always have had access to your land, it will continue even if the adverse possession claim is successful as squatters get no better rights than the person who owned the land had.
2. So, if you believe that someone getting adverse possession will be able to stop your existing access rights, this is not correct. You will continue to have your existing rights of access. Someone getting adverse possession will not suddenly prevent access to your land.
3. I would also suggest you get a solicitor to help you with this matter. They will be able to get a copy of the Land Folio from the Land Registry for you. Additionally, if you want to object to the application for adverse possession, the solicitor will help you with legal grounds, such as whether the squatter has had the exclusive possession which would entitle them to adverse possession. Alternatively, if your land is unregistered land, the solicitor will be able to ascertain which deed in the Registry of Deeds gives you access rights, as unregistered titles can be complicated. Be aware that nowadays, it is only possible to get adverse possession to unregistered land. So, if your neighbouring land is registered land, the squatter will not get title.
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