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The long-established concept of “squatters’ rights” could be under threat from a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), according to a property law expert at MFG Solicitors.

Sarah Denney-Richards said that it has long been accepted that someone who occupies land without the landowner’s permission could over time claim title to the land.

But the recent decision of J A Pye (Oxford) Limited v Graham has cast doubt on that principle and has provided an opportunity for debate over whether the UK Government should face claims for compensation from landowners who have lost property through someone claiming “squatters’ rights”.

http://www.farminguk.com/bsp/10130/ews.asp...iPage=1&id=3975

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