Land registration – guidance

Adverse possession of registered land (PG4)

Guidance about adverse possession of registered land. Aimed at conveyancers (practice guide 4).


This guide tells you about applications for adverse possession of registered land, the procedures for making these applications and the options available to anyone served with notice of such an application.

If you want information on adverse possession of unregistered land, or registered land where the squatter acquired the right to be registered as proprietor before 13 October 2003, see practice guide 5: adverse possession of (1) unregistered and (2) registered land.

Updated: October 2014

This edition of the guide replaces the 30 June 2014 edition. Section 11.2 has been amended to provide further information on encroachment by a tenant.