Project

Abolition of Prescription (1970)

Project Status: LRC Reports
Project Contact: British Columbia Law Institute
Telephone Number: 604.822.0142
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Overview

In theory, it used to possible in British Columbia for rights to be acquired over land by periods of adverse use or enjoyment (not amounting to possession). These rights were said to be acquired by “prescription.” Both legislation and case law had, by the date of this project, severely restricted the operation of prescription, raising the question of whether it should be abolished entirely.

Keywords: limitation; easement; profit a prendre; time; dominant; servient; lost modern grant; adverse possession; tenement; prescription; abolition; land; Land Registry Act; registration; title

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Reports

1. Limitations – Abolition of Prescription

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Backgrounders

Report on Abolition of Prescription

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