Adverse possessory title
The mortgage definition for Adverse possessory title:
If a piece of land is occupied without permission for at least 12 years, the occupier can become the legal owner.
Possessory titlePossessory title
The description given by the Land Registry to the title or ownership of a property where the registry is not entirely satisfied as to the vendor's ownership of the property due to a discrepancy. It is satisfied only that the person is lawfully in possession of the property, as opposed to title absolute and good leasehold title.
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