Paving may indicate possession, rules court in battling bungalows case

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that the act of ripping up an old surface and replacing it is capable of indicating factual possession. The three-judge panel was ruling on a dispute between the owners of two neighbouring bungalows in York, numbers 8 and 9 Harcourt Close. The owner of number 9 has been seeking to have a parking space at the front of the buildings incorporated into her freehold. The owners of number 8 have been disputing this. The owner of number 9 is claiming “adverse possession”, saying that she has been using the area without challenge