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(This Is Local London)   Elderly lawn bowlers claim squatters' right to their playing field, demand developers get the hell off their lawn   (thisislondon.co.uk) divider line 58
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2007-05-23 01:41:41 PM  
Damn! And the developers will never be able to get to the fields earlier than the seniors.

/tough one
 
2007-05-23 01:41:44 PM  
ryandvorak.com
 
2007-05-23 01:42:38 PM  
meh...
 
2007-05-23 01:42:47 PM  
I heard they were split on the issue.
 
2007-05-23 01:43:40 PM  
I heard they were split on the issue.

/sorry if it's a double
 
2007-05-23 01:45:18 PM  
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Now that's a "get the hell off my lawn" look if there ever was one. I bet he used to wear an onion on his belt, as that was the style at the time.
 
2007-05-23 01:46:27 PM  
So, the bar had a place out back for the old dudes to fark around while they drank, and now they think they own it?

The fact that they were on the property with the owner's permission is fatal to their claim of adverse possession.
 
2007-05-23 01:46:27 PM  
Don't fark with lawn bowlers.

/ just saying...
 
2007-05-23 01:46:31 PM  
Squatting old people make me feel ill.
 
2007-05-23 01:46:47 PM  
Oh, bowling. The only "sport" where there's seats, cupholders, and ashtrays built into the equipment.

/knows it's a different kind of bowling
 
2007-05-23 01:47:21 PM  
get off my lawn is so farkin played out
 
2007-05-23 01:47:22 PM  
Ashtrey

Go ahead and post another one. Make it a turkey.

/bowling humor
//not

JC
 
2007-05-23 01:47:43 PM  
In response to the developers, the lawn bowlers said,"That's a nice corporate headquarters. It would be a shame if someone mistook the brake pedal for the gas and drove into it."
 
2007-05-23 01:47:56 PM  
trueaustinite: The fact that they were on the property with the owner's permission is fatal to their claim of adverse possession.

QFT :)
 
2007-05-23 01:48:27 PM  
Go old guys!
 
2007-05-23 01:48:33 PM  
FTFA: They are taking their fight against Cripps Development, which owns the Garden House pub, to Prince Charles, appealing to the royal for help.

So, does that make them the Bloods?
 
2007-05-23 01:50:22 PM  
gorgor: Squatting old people make me feel ill.

I LOL'D!!!
 
2007-05-23 01:51:15 PM  
this town...is boring!
 
2007-05-23 01:54:16 PM  
You know, if the old geezers really wanted to get the attention of the developers, they'd stop lawn bowling and take up lawn darts.

"Go ahead, cross the field... hope you got a hardhat on!"

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2007-05-23 01:54:22 PM  
If they want to dictate what happens on the land they need to pay for it.
 
2007-05-23 01:59:35 PM  
Subby, tell the truth, did you search for years trying to find the best embodiment of a fark cliche ever or did this one just fall in your lap?
 
2007-05-23 02:00:33 PM  
I read the headline as clam squirters....

'nuff said.
 
2007-05-23 02:03:27 PM  
the cripps are definitely not going to let some old people sling rocks on their territory
 
2007-05-23 02:04:13 PM  
guitarbuddy21: get off my lawn is so farkin played out

You'll get over it.
 
2007-05-23 02:06:12 PM  
Old people wanting something for nothing? Say it ain't so, Joe!
 
2007-05-23 02:08:37 PM  
They answered the question in the article. If you define Squatters as people who take posession of a place they live in after ten years then they aren't squatters.
 
2007-05-23 02:09:34 PM  
"We will fight all the way to save our beloved green." However, we won't actually pay for the property we want.
 
2007-05-23 02:10:24 PM  
FTA"We are saying that under adverse possession law we have got a right to that land even if we don~t own it," said Mr Wilkins.

The UK's squatter laws are stupid and should be repealed.

I have a solution; the lawn bowling club could have a bake sale or pool their money or something and buy the land.
 
2007-05-23 02:12:39 PM  
It's like the start of Gremlins 2. All the developers need to do is wait cos they're ancient and all die soon anyway.
 
2007-05-23 02:16:05 PM  
I have a solution; the lawn bowling club could have a bake sale or pool their money or something and buy the land.

I suggest they enter a dodge ball competition, or try an all-male car wash.
 
2007-05-23 02:18:10 PM  
Is lawn bowling the same as bocce?
 
2007-05-23 02:18:28 PM  
Wert789: I have a solution; the lawn bowling club could have a bake sale or pool their money or something and buy the land.

But that's pro-capitalist madness! Madness I say!
 
2007-05-23 02:21:48 PM  
Mohorovicic Discontinuity 2007-05-23 01:48:33 PM
FTFA: They are taking their fight against Cripps Development, which owns the Garden House pub, to Prince Charles, appealing to the royal for help.

So, does that make them the Bloods?


See above "the Royal Bloods"
 
2007-05-23 02:23:03 PM  
They should jack it in.
 
2007-05-23 02:23:30 PM  
The same thing could happen in Florida too:

A prescriptive easement, similar to adverse possession, is designed to obtain rights less than full ownership to land based on long-term use or enjoyment rather than agreement or statutory methods.

In order for a prescriptive easement to exist, a party must show all of the following:

Actual, continuous and uninterrupted use (not possession) for 20 years.
Use, under a claim of right, in conflict with the landowner's use.
Knowledge of the landowner or use so open, notorious, visible, and uninterrupted that knowledge is imputed to the landowner

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FE108
 
2007-05-23 02:24:03 PM  
The developers should wait until a Matlock episode comes on, and then pave the area when its clear.
 
2007-05-23 02:25:55 PM  
So it's only img.fark.com if it's old people squatting for a place for recreation. If it's people squatting for shelter it's a violation of everyone else's rights to have that new mini mall.

Just making sure.
 
2007-05-23 02:26:27 PM  
Flowergirrrl: Is lawn bowling the same as bocce?

No, because it is not as much fun to say out loud.

trueaustinite: The fact that they were on the property with the owner's permission is fatal to their claim of adverse possession.

That was my first thought. English squatters' rights must be a deeper magic than American adverse possession.
 
2007-05-23 02:29:12 PM  
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Developers?
 
2007-05-23 02:32:55 PM  
Maybe this was all just a misunderstanding. Does anyone in the UK have a translator that speaks bocce?
 
2007-05-23 02:37:28 PM  
FTA:
"Pensioners fighting to save their bowls club have claimed squatters' rights after going to war with a pub landlord who wants to build on their green." ...
"This is a unique case - and we're determined to win it. We've even written to the Prince of Wales to get his support. He's totally committed to saving village pubs and community life and we're sure he'll get right behind us."

Ahhh... I don't see how "committed to saving village pubs" translates to "taking land away from the pub owner to give to squatters."
 
2007-05-23 02:40:09 PM  
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2007-05-23 02:40:51 PM  
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Forgive me.
 
2007-05-23 02:43:35 PM  
I have a solution; the lawn bowling club could have a bake sale or pool their money or something and buy the land.

But that's pro-capitalist madness! Madness I say!


Doesn't always work that way. We're trying to fight to save some green space, and we've even topped the developer's offer to the school board which owns the land. Unfortunately, we don't have a sister in law on the school board so our superior offer was rejected for no entirely clear reason.
 
2007-05-23 02:46:09 PM  
Zylon: Forgive me.

You're forgiven. 'Cause that's just teh funnay. :)
 
2007-05-23 02:47:59 PM  
Royal Bloods? The Aristocrats?
 
2007-05-23 02:52:27 PM  
I'm a grape street crip so I'm getting a real kick out of some of these replies
 
2007-05-23 03:01:27 PM  
jayhajj: In order for a prescriptive easement to exist, a party must show all of the following:

Actual, continuous and uninterrupted use (not possession) for 20 years.
Use, under a claim of right, in conflict with the landowner's use.
Knowledge of the landowner or use so open, notorious, visible, and uninterrupted that knowledge is imputed to the landowner

Fails the first requirement since they were tossed off the land some time ago. They admit themselves it will take at least a year to get the field back into shape to use, since it is overgrown and degraded by lack of maintenance.
Fails the second requirement, since they were neither using it under claim of right, nor in conflict with the owners use, but with the owners permission.
The third point, that the adverse use was known to the landowner, is moot since there was no adverse use, and permissive use is obviously known to the owner.

To claim that continous permissive use grants irrevocable posession would mean that landlords would be forced to periodically turn out all their tenants to insure there was never an unbroken chain occupancy.
 
2007-05-23 03:01:29 PM  
Zylon
Forgive me.

Not at all. It is, in fact, you who must forgive me.

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2007-05-23 03:26:21 PM  
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