Squatters ordered out of Mayfair – BBC news

Posted January 28th, 2009 in adverse possession, news by sally

“Squatters who took over a £22.5m house in Mayfair have been ordered by a court to leave the property.”

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BBC News, 27th January 2009

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Crown awarded “squatter’s rights” – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2008 in adverse possession, Crown, news by sally

“The Queen has won ‘squatter’s rights’ over large tracts of the Severn Estuary in a dispute with a controversial Cardiff businessman.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008

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Ashe (Trustee in bankruptcy of Djabar Babai) v National Westminster Bank plc – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2008 in adverse possession, law reports, mortgages, time limits by sally

Ashe (Trustee in bankruptcy of Djabar Babai) v National Westminster Bank plc [2008] EWCA Civ 55; [2008] WLR (D) 40

“Where a mortgagor was in exclusive possession of his mortgaged property, and the mortgagee had for more than 12 years failed to protect its security by taking steps to enforce its right to possession or to obtain payment from the mortgagor, such possession was ‘adverse possession’ for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980 and ran in the mortgagor’s favour and against the mortgagee; and the latter’s right of action, having accrued more than 12 years before, was extinguished under the Act.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2008

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Ofulue and Another v Bossert – Times Law Reports

Posted February 11th, 2008 in adverse possession, human rights, law reports by sally

Ofulue and Another v Bossert

Court of Appeal

“Where a party contended that a right to property had been breached, the English court had to apply a margin of appreciation in taking into account the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg.”
The Times, 11th February 2008

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Ofulue and another v Bossert – WLR Daily

Posted February 1st, 2008 in adverse possession, human rights, law reports by sally

Ofulue and another v Bossert [2008] EWCA Civ 7; [2008] WLR (D) 22

“The Court of Appeal should follow a decision of the European Court of Human Rights that the law of adverse possession as it stood prior to the Land Registration Act 2002 did not violate the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions, guaranteed by art 1 of Protocol No 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2008

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J.A. Pye (Oxford) Ltd v United Kingdom – Times Law Reports

Posted October 1st, 2007 in adverse possession, law reports by sally

Squatters’ rights to another’s land are not disproportionate

J.A. Pye (Oxford) Ltd v. United Kingdom

European Court of Human Rights

“Provisions of English law allowing squatters to obtain after 12 years of adverse possession the right to title of the land, without liability to compensation, was not an intrusion into the applicant companies’ rights to the ownership of their property.”

The Times, 1st October 2007

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Developer loses landmark squatting case – The Times

Posted August 31st, 2007 in adverse possession, compensation, human rights, news by sally

“A property developer’s landmark legal fight to secure compensation for land lost to squatters has ended in failure after Europe’s highest court ruled that UK law did not breach the developer’s human rights.”

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The Times, 30th August 2007

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Squatter wins £2m London plot after 18-year stay – The Independent

Posted May 24th, 2007 in adverse possession, news, planning by sally

For most people a property on Hampstead Heath would be many mortgages or lottery tickets away, but a squatter has been granted the rights to a plot of land worth £2m for nothing.

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The Independent, 24th May 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk