is there an equivalent of adverse ownership in land registry act in england which would apply in Scotland where unhindered occupancy of a property over 50 years could create a right of ownership
Province/Country relating to question : scotland
Hello thank you for your question. In Scotland, unoccupied or abandoned land/property may be owned by a person if he or she is granted a valid deed (on the face of it) by a friend or third party for the land in question (although that person is not the owner), which is then registered in the Land Register of Scotland. 10 years following registration if the person has occupied the land without interruption then that person may apply for a real right of ownership from Registers of Scotland. The land/property should be searched first to confirm that nobody owns the land or property. I hope that helps. Please press ACCEPT so I am credited for my time. Best wishes, Brevi.
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