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The Land Registry has given us “possessory title” to the grass verge between our hedge and the road. Now the owners of the field opposite want to sell it for development and they want to widen the road. They maintain they own the verge. How safe is our “possessory title”?

If you’ve had possessory title for more than 12 years it would now be regarded as “absolute” and your ownership of the land would be difficult to challenge. Otherwise your title to the land will be subject to the production of documents, and if your neighbours can show they own the verge from, say, boundaries marked on their title deeds you will lose your claim to it.

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