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Property Rights: Appeals

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 228354, tabled on 19 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions appeals involving adverse possession have been brought in the last six months.

Answered on

25 March 2015

The First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears cases involving adverse possession that are referred to it by the Land Registry.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) publishes official statistics on the operation of HMCTS including the number of land registration receipts received by the Property Chamber. These statistics are published on a quarterly basis and the most recent official statistical publication (covering the period up to the end of December 2014) can be found at:

Internal management information indicates that there have been 72 references with adverse possession as a main issue lodged with the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2014.