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Second opinion] We have lived in our house for 44 years. It originally came with my husbands job as it backs into a park but we bought it in 1990. Early in the 90's the gates to the park were not being locked due to cut backs and my husband was given a verbal agreement by his boss, the head of the Parks Dept.,to extend our garden taking some parkland as a security measure in case people came into the park over night.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

We have cared for and developed this area with a fence, shrubs and flowers for 20 years. Does this mean we have a right to add it to our deeds?

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

It has never been contested.

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Which part of the Uk are you in?

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Then you do indeed have the fright to make a claim for Adverse Possession

The system is set out here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adverse-possession-of-registered-land/practice-guide-4-adverse-possession-of-registered-land

You have some minor difficulty on the "adverse" part - but since his old boss was not actually the owner of the problem this should not be a problem

I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details

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