Articles: Adverse possession

Ngan Yuk Yip via Chan Chiu Shing v Herbal-T (HK) Ltd
HK Court of First Instance, 30-Oct-2015
An elderly widow wins her claim for adverse possession of a plot of land in Yuen Long, apparently worth HK$5.8m.
Li Kwok Ching v Secretary for Justice
HK Court of First Instance, 31-Mar-2015
Mr Li fails in his attempt to claim adverse possession of a 753 sq ft piece of Government land in Tsu Kang Hang Tau, Sheung Shui, next to his house.
LRC releases report on adverse possession
HK Government, 20-Oct-2014
Wong Wing Man v Wong Chung On & Ng Shoot Heung
HK District Court, 4-Apr-2014
A young woman wins an adverse possession claim on a property she occupied at 17 years of age, on which rent has not been collected since Dec-1998, so the 12 years are up and the registered owner loses the property. The flat is in a building which is or was a target of Richfield Realty Ltd, owned by Richfied Group (0183), for redevelopment.
LRC releases consultation paper on adverse possession
HK Government, 10-Dec-2012
Hero Smart Corporation Ltd v Ms Tse
HK District Court, 26-Apr-2012
The plaintiff, which bought the land on 14-Apr-2008, finds that it doesn't own it because Ms Tse has gained adverse possession - she has exclusively occupied the land without permission since Jul-1997.
Wan Hok Taoist Assn v owners of 88-94 Pan Hoi St, Quarry Bay
HK Court of First Instance, 16-Dec-2011
The plaintiff squatted on the roof and built illegal structures in 1969 and 1974, and in an undefended action, it gains title through adverse possession - it now owns the roof. Presumably it can rent the roof out for cellphone bases or advertising. The building, part of "Seaside Mansion", but a long way from the sea, is right behind Swire's Warwick House, and ripe for redevelopment, in which case the roof owner would get a share of the sale.
Wah Yan Mo Fan Heung v Vicwood Chong Kee Ting
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Jul-2011
Mr Chong's claim to adverse possession fails.
Sunbroad Holdings Ltd v Kwong Kai & othersStreet view
HK Court of First Instance, 24-Jun-2011
A cobbler who has been hanging his gear on the back wall of a Causeway Bay building since 1957 fails in his claim that he has gained "adverse possession" of half the thickness of the wall, or the surface of it. See it on Street View.
Birkenhead Properties and Investments Limited v Leung Fai
HK Court of First Instance, 22-Jun-2011
Birkenhead Properties and Investments Limited v Leung Fai
HK Court of First Instance, 2-Feb-2011
An adverse possession case. The plaintiff is an associated company of New World Development Co Ltd (0017).

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