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Mon 06 Jul 2009

Conveyancing Advice - Adverse Possession and Squatters' Rights

Whether you are a conveyancing lawyer, conveyancing solicitor or layperson, everyone knows about squatters' rights. Twelve years of adverse possession and possessory title is acquired  - but, if legal title to the land is registered. This no longer the case. One of the foundations of English and Welsh land law has been disbanded and now looks very different. Part 9 of the Land Registration Act 2002, contains an entirely new structure.

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Sun 05 Jul 2009

Conveyancing Advice - Boundary Disputes and Conveyancing

Most conveyancing solicitors or conveyancing lawyers will tell you that you that a sure way to kill a conveyancing transaction is the revelation of a boundary dispute between neighbours.  

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Sun 05 Jul 2009

Lease Extensions - Vesting Order Case Law

The most common dispute in both collective enfranchisement claims and lease extension claims pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 is the dispute over the premium to be paid.

There is also, however, often some confusion about when all the terms of acquisition are agreed, and therefore when the statutory timetable for completion begins to run. Last summer's Court of Appeal case of Goldeagle Properties Ltd v Thornbury Court Ltd [2008] now provides some assistance.  

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