Whither Adverse Possession in Hong Kong? A Comparative and Statistical Study.

Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 2014 issue 5. 413 - 429.

17 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2015

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Lei Chen

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Centre for Chinese & Comparative Law

Sng Ban Gordon

Independent

Date Written: January 30, 2015

Abstract

This article reviews the case law, statutes, and long-awaited public consultation paper on adverse possession (the “Consultation Paper”) published by the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission in 2012, in order to identify a suitable model for adverse possession reforms. This article employs a statistical study to identify the local factors in Hong Kong which may impact on the suggested solutions. This article also employs a comparative study, taking reference from the various models adopted in other common law jurisdictions.

Suggested Citation

Chen, Lei and Gordon, Sng Ban, Whither Adverse Possession in Hong Kong? A Comparative and Statistical Study. (January 30, 2015). Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 2014 issue 5. 413 - 429.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2558033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2558033

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