Squatters can take legal title to a property
In a decision that will surprise many landowners, the High Court (Best v Chief Land Registrar) has ruled that a squatter can take legal title to a property even though he had occupied it unlawfully since squatting in residential premises was made a criminal offence.
The way the legislation is worded, squatting in a residential property became a criminal offence on 1 September 2012 and continuing squatters became criminals on that date…
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