Adverse Possession for Commercial Practitioners

Adverse Possession for Commercial Practitioners

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Course Overview

During this bite size webinar, property specialist Hannah Mackinlay will explore the 3 different regimes, whereby someone may be able to obtain title by adverse possession, and the key time periods for each.

This course will consider the issues surrounding the red line, and how this is not the legal boundary and will offer guidance in respect of the information which must be obtained from the client regarding history and use, if a clear investigation is to be conducted

This session will also discuss, and ensure viewers are familiar with, the relevant sections of the Land Registry Practice Guidance 4, 5, 17 & Public Guide 19, as they relate to adverse possession.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of adverse possession and the inaccuracy of the boundary system
  • Know what information must be obtained from the client before advice can be given
  • Appreciate what you must demonstrate if your application is to be successful

What is the target audience?

  • Commercial property practitioners


About Instructor - Hannah Mackinlay

Hannah Mackinlay qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has worked at a senior level for major firms such as Pinsents and Shoosmiths, and also local authorities. As well as acting for major landowners, local authorities, development agencies, national house builders, banks, building societies and PLCs, she has also dealt with the rank and file high street commercial leases and small developer. In 1995 she obtained a Masters Degree in Environmental Law and for a while specialised in the area of contaminated land issues and Waste Management. She was a member of the National Council of the UK Environmental Law Association. Since 2003 she has focussed on CPD training to the profession and has lectured widely on the subject of residential and commercial property, property development, overage, and Stamp Duty Land Tax and recently set up  as a resource centre for conveyancers.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    12 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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