I own a trailer used as a business that has been sat on a patch of land and not moved an inch for years. The land is part of a strip of land being disputed by two other parties - neither has deeds as far as I know (I could be wrong). The strip has been used as informal public car parking and by other businesses for years. How would I find out who owns the land / has deeds? Can I claim adverse possession on the bit of land directly under the trailer & what kind of evidence would I need to do so? I bought the trailer/business a few years ago, but there were other owners before me going back over the 12 year limit & its been in continuous use as a business. Importantly, would the two parties in dispute or anyone else be informed of me making a claim to adverse possession etc & if so could they remove me forcibly from the land before it goes through? If no one is registered as owner or ownership is unclear can land be dispossessed from anyone? Does there have to be a clear owner that I'm attempting to dispossess the land from? If it turns out to be 'common land' can I still claim? What steps are involved in making an adverse possession claim & registering as owner of the land if its successful & how long can it take & how much can it cost? Thanks
when you say' exclusive possession' does that just mean the trailer has to have been there under past owners, or do I have to have owned it specifically? can the possession be passed from owner to owner? how would I show animus possenidi?
how would I prove its been there & would I need to?
Also, if one of the parties comes & tows my trailer away, as they have threatened, what legal recourse would I have & would that be fatal to my claim?
just to be clear, if someone moves or damages my trailer would that be criminal damage, if its not their land?
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