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Privately owned property taken over by squatters?
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Customer: Privately owned property taken over by squatters?
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Customer: We have property in Bishop's Falls, NL. My husband and I are about to retire in his home town. We went to have the land surveyed before building. We were informed that we no longer have rights to the property, it has been taken over by squatters.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

I will need quite a few more of the basic facts before I can answer. Once I get that I will do some research and get back to you.

Do you know how long these people have been occupying the property?

Do you know what land registry system you are under?

When these people were occupying the land have they been doing so openly, continuously, and exclusively for all of these years?

Were they ever given permission to use the land?

Who told you this?

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