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Land Registration Act 2002

Right to apply for registration

247.Paragraph 1 provides that a person (the applicant) who has been in adverse possession (as defined in paragraph 11) for the period of ten years (60 years, where paragraph 13 applies) calculated as provided in the paragraph may apply to be registered. The estate in respect of which the application is made need not have been registered throughout the period of adverse possession. Where an application under paragraph 1 is required to be dealt with under paragraph 5, and where the applicant claims that he or she is entitled to be registered as the new proprietor because the third of the conditions in that paragraph is met, paragraph 5(4)(d) provides a partial exception by requiring the land to have been registered more than a year before the application.

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