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Blacklocks v JB Developments [1982]

Facts

  • Farm land was sold to a purchaser, the defendant, but included a parcel of land which was not intended to form part of the transaction
  • The claimant built a barn on the disputed parcel of land

Issue

  • Could the claimant have the register corrected to reflect the mistake?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • The claimant had been in actual occupation by virtue of the building of the barn of the land such that his interest took priority over that of the defendant
  • This resulted in a right to have the register corrected
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