How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Aston Lawyer Your Own Question
Aston Lawyer
Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
Category: Property Law
Satisfied Customers: 10999
Experience:  LLB(HONS) 23 years of experience in dealing with Conveyancing and Property Law
16368554
Type Your Property Law Question Here...
Aston Lawyer is online now

Thanks for your reply. Responses to local questions have, to

This answer was rated:

Thanks for your reply.Responses to local questions have, to date, not identified an owner. If this continues what steps may I take to seek ownership?If there is no registered title does this mean that the land is not legally owned by anyone and hence may be claimed and registered?

Hi again,

I am afraid it is not as easy as just claiming the land. Just because the Land is not registered does not mean no one owns it- about 20% of UK land is unregistered and it just means that the ownership of the land in question has been in the same person's ownership for so long that it has never been a requirement to get it registered.

In order to claim land, you have to have possessed the land exclusively without objection or the consent of the legal owner for 12 years. Once you have possessed for 12 years, you can then make an application to the Land Registry for possessory title.

I hope this sets out the legal position.

Kind Regards

Al

Aston Lawyer and other Property Law Specialists are ready to help you