Living outside the system? The (im)morality of urban squatting after the Land Registration Act 2002

  title={Living outside the system? The (im)morality of urban squatting after the Land Registration Act 2002},
  author={Neil Cobb and Lorna Scott Fox},
  journal={Legal Studies},
  pages={236 - 260}
The Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA 2002) has effectively curtailed the law permitting the acquisition of title through adverse possession in relation to most types of adverse possessor, including the paradigmatic urban squatter. While the traditional principles for the acquisition of title through adverse possession enabled a squatter to secure rights in land ‘automatically’ after 12 years, under the LRA 2002 an urban squatter seeking to defend their possession of land in this way must now… 

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