Mapping Every Meter of Unregistered Land in England & Wales.

The Must-Have Map for Adverse Possession Claims.

 Of course, you must contact a legal professional before taking any action on your proposed plot to ensure your actions are done properly to ensure success. 

Squatting in Residential Properties is illegal. Squatting in residential buildings should not be done as you can end up with a hefty fine of up to £5,000 or even 6 months jail time. You must keep your squatting to land and always consult a lawyer before undertaking a adverse possession claim on an abandoned building or other type of building. 

Niche Cases. Plots of land may have niche cases depending on the current owner of the property. For example, if the owner is not of sound mind your claim is less likely to succeed. Additionally, any rights bestowed upon others regarding the plot of land in question will carry forward when you come to a successful transferal of title deeds. These are, of course, a small selection of the various caveats which may effect a claim so you must always do your research beforehand. An interesting guide, produced by Arthur Moir regarding the potential risks of adverse possession is available here.

Overall, legal professionals are key to ensuring your success with adverse possession. Don’t rely on us – as programmers our word cannot be taken as legal fact. If you do get everything in order however, your chance at success will be significantly higher.