Our experienced lawyers can help you prove or defend a claim of adverse possession and give you peace of mind.
What is adverse possession
If someone has lived on your property or had access to it for a long time they may be able to claim ownership of it even though their name isn’t on the title. This is called adverse possession.
If you have adverse possession, you may be able to argue that you can’t be removed from the property. One of the most common examples of adverse possession is if someone puts a fence up that isn’t correctly on the boundary of the property. The person who has more of the property on their side of the fence may be able to claim that the extra land is now theirs because of adverse possession.