This book provides a concise statement of the law of adverse possession with practical advice for the conveyancing practitioner. Adverse possession of land can occur when a person goes on to a piece of land and treats it as his own, for example, by converting wasteland into a garden or building a house on it. Even though the "squatter" has no title deeds to the land, after a period of roughly 12 years, the land may be deemed to belong to him. Disputes between the "squatter" and the documentary owner of the land are common. this book contains a practical outline of the considerations in such cases, paying particular attention to the Land Registry where such cases are often resolved. Whilst every claim of adverse possession is individual there are, in practice, certain elements which occur frequently. Andrew Pain examines each element in relation to both the law and the practice of the Land Registry, thus offering time-saving guidance to the practitioner.