Asked February 07, 2019

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I'm looking for an advice on the rights of an owner w.r.t to a tenant claiming an adverse possession. Case: - We bought a house a couple of years back where a family was already leaving on the top-floor. They started leaving their as tenants 40-yrs back but were not been paying any rent for a few years now to the owner from whom we bought this house. When we're now asking them to pay the rent as per market-rate they differ & claiming an adverse possession. Can you please advise if they've any lawful right to claim such an adverse possession? I've read that a tenant can never claim hostile-possession. But still would like to hear from the experts.

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