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Adverse possession – the reality behind ‘squatter’s rights’

Posted on 16th March 2019 in Residential Property

A concern for a property owner with vacant land and buildings is the possibility of third parties taking up residency on that land or within a building. If a squatter is not removed quickly, they could acquire legal ownership by virtue of occupation for a period of time. This is known as ‘adverse possession’ or more commonly, ‘squatter’s rights’.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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Purchase reservation agreements

Posted on 02nd February 2019 in Residential Property

Aside from being gazumped, one of the worst fears of a party to a property transaction is the other side getting cold feet and pulling out at the last moment without a good reason.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor

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How a 999 Year Lease Could in Fact be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

Posted on 22nd February 2018 in Residential Property

An assured shorthold tenancy (“AST”) is traditionally used by buy-to-let landlords when granting a tenancy of a residential property and will commonly be for a period of between six to twelve months.

Posted by

Nick Conner

Partner and Solicitor