Topic
Land registration
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Regulatory document
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20778

This guideline is to help individuals understand the statutory requirements and the processing steps for applications for adverse possession.

Applications for adverse possession will only be valid in the limited circumstances set out in subpart 1 of Part 4 of the Land Transfer Act 2017. This incorporates and codifies part of the common law doctrine of adverse possession. 

Note that a person may also claim land in a limited record of title based on adverse possession or a prior title.