Guidance on adverse possession where a right to be registered was acquired before 13 October 2003 (practice guide 5).
Aimed at conveyancers, this guide explains Land Registry’s approach to applications based on adverse possession for (1) first registration of unregistered land and (2) registration as proprietor of registered land where a squatter was in adverse possession for the requisite limitation period so as to have acquired a right to be registered as proprietor before 13 October 2003. It also explains the procedures for making such applications, and the options available to those served with notice of them.
practice guide 4: adverse possession of registered land deals with adverse possession applications in respect of registered land under the new regime set out in Schedule 6 to the Land Registration Act 2002.
Updated: 30 June 2014
This edition of the guide replaces the 16 June 2014 edition. Section 4.3 has been amended to confirm that you need to supply a copy of a statutory declaration or statement of truth if you wish us to return the original.