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marksobar
30-04-09, 22:21
hi
not sure if anyone can help here i have just stumbled across a peice of land that has loads of classic cars in it. the land has not been touched since the 70's. word has it the guy who used to own it died and has no relatives! someone has put a lock on it but it houses 15/20 vw buses etc. how can i claim the land or goods.
anyone have any ideas about law etc

Billybus
30-04-09, 22:32
what makes you think you can just turn up and claim it all?:eek:

Maude
30-04-09, 22:55
One way you can legally claim the land and all the cars on it is to find the owner and buy all the land and the cars on it!!

marksobar
30-04-09, 23:01
oh i dont just wondered if there was anyway i could find out if the story is true and if there is a way of buying 1 its seems a shame so many sat there doing nothing i would rather see them put back on the road. such a waste and what a great find neverthe less

marksobar
30-04-09, 23:06
One way you can legally claim the land and all the cars on it is to find the owner and buy all the land and the cars on it!!

apparently the guy died no relatives. he had a heart attack and the yard and workshop has never been used since.

*Matt*
01-05-09, 00:03
You could carry out a land registry search (you may have to use an marked O/S map) and that will tell you who if anyone owns the land.

The only way you can aquire the land is to buy it off the legal owner who may now be the state if he had no heir/beneficiary.

Best case scenario would be if the land had been unadopted - but that would be a very big stroke of luck :D

CC84
01-05-09, 00:10
Isn't there some law whereby if you maintain a piece of land for x amount of years you can claim it as your own? Obviously there's more to it than that :D
Best bet has got to be finding the owner - even if it is the state - play dumb and explain it'll cost a lot of money to get rid of all the srap vehicles but you don't mind doing it if they give u the land for a small feeLOL:LOL:LOL:LOL: Worth a go:D

Matty G
01-05-09, 07:02
apparently the guy died no relatives. he had a heart attack and the yard and workshop has never been used since.

So why not just break the lock and take 'em all, who gonna know LOL:I:

David
01-05-09, 07:10
I thought they were you vehicles! didn't you buy them off him just before he died and he'd agreed to store them for youI:

Billybus
01-05-09, 07:28
I thought they were you vehicles! didn't you buy them off him just before he died and he'd agreed to store them for youI:

:D.............

stridey
01-05-09, 20:09
You CAN claim land as yer own....its called 'adverrse posession'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_possession

So, put a fence around it, hope no one notices for 12 years, or disputes it and hey presto.:eek:

in practice, very difficult, lots of hurdles, and highly unlikely.

Though George Weiss in Hampstead got a mews house after his landlord didnt contact him for 12 years.

See you in 12 then....

rhinochaser
01-05-09, 21:38
where is this land???????/exact postcode please

ma and my mates are getting trailers first thing in the morning and heading your wayI:

speedypepper
01-05-09, 21:53
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colese
02-05-09, 06:03
Me to,ive got a trailer,where is this??......im on the move now..LOL:LOL:

chunder
02-05-09, 08:02
trailer:eek: can get hold of car transporter multiple carsT: sounds like a raid to meI:I:LOL:LOL:

gingerrob
02-05-09, 08:13
i'm betting this is a row of grages near bitterne, has one of the vans got loads of kenwood chefs in it?

We tried to get some spares of the guy about ten years ago and he was a bit weird and told us in no uncertain terms that the vans were not for sale!

hoverjon
02-05-09, 08:47
if the guy died, and didnt pass it onto anyone, the land and stuff is not suddenly up for grabs! it will belong to the liquidators of his estate, i.e a solicitors! in these cases they will more than likely sell everything on the land at an auction and then sell the land. going on the land will still be tresspassing and taking anything will still be stealing!

i would speak to the council and ask who the county nomilated solicitors are is cases like this, likely its a local firm, then have a chat with them. if the land was truely not left to anyone, you could grab bargains, similar thing happened in cornwall and a solicitors sold hundreds of steam traction engines,bikes,cars,tools,machines and such like at auctions.

steiner
02-05-09, 17:34
rank amateurs .... easiest way is sneak in take reg's and chassis numbers, have vehicles put in your name and then you can ask the police to escort you whilst you enter the premises legally to recover 'your' vehicles..... ok the first parts bit unlawful but 'mr officer I was only taking a look around....'
this has worked for me twice ;)