Gaining Common Interest



The Scarlet Phibsbernel appeals:,

Further to coverage of shamefully derelict properties in Phibsboro  & and efforts to put people living in them – this (above) has suddenly happened.

It looks like this Common Interest Communities Ltd company are invoking squatters’ rights on these properties (does the Adverse Possession Act’s clock start now, or could it have started 12 years ago?).

A little research on CIC show they are a UK & Miami Company – a recently resigned director in hot water with the FBI, some directorship formerly connected to Ely Properties (Liquidation) here….

Your readership might have an idea as to whether this is a good thing or not?


29 thoughts on “Gaining Common Interest

  1. Liam Deliverance

    Can’t say I understand these things too well but it sounds like a company that tries to claim squatters rights on properties in other countries? Jeez, what a way to try and make a “living”. Lowest common denominator. Anyway, they spelt trespass wrong.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      It appears to be a load of nonsense. It takes quite a lot of time to acquire property by adverse possession, so I think there’s more to this than meets the eye.

  2. Rob_G

    Can you claim squatters’ rights by just lashing up a sign(?) I would have thought you had to be living there/using the property.

    Anyhow, Broadsheet love squatters, particularly in Dublin 7, so I am sure that they will be wholeheartedly in favour of the venture.

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      And right wingers hate anyone apart from millionaires, who are our superiors, gaming the system so obviously you’d come out with some meaningless snark.

    2. Hawkeyed

      You have to be have been in possession of the land and “formal entry” does not qualify as possession.

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        Get a life. A scam is being discussed here – try actually reading what this is about, ‘Andrew’

        1. Andrew

          Steady on there. ‘Sheik’ No need to be all aggressive.
          Get a life indeed! I might cry now.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            Some day, I’m going to write a book about people who end sentences with the word ‘indeed’. Also, ‘I hear ya’. Seriously, it’s always really creepy people who seem to use that term for some reason.

          2. Sheik Yahbouti

            I’m sure you won’t cry. My point is that the system here facilitates and encourages scam artist. This learned by rote ‘lefties want this, and lefties think this’ is irrelevant and annoying. Do you see?

  3. Cian

    This [] suggests that to claim squatters rights you need to prove you are “physically occupying the land continuously” excluding all others.

    They may be chancing their arms.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Not “maybe”, Cian, they ARE. The rest of us are frequently astonished about how so and so got away with this outrage. I have learned that the answer is simple – have the hard neck to try the scam – you have at least a fifty percent chance of success in Ireland. really good odds.

    1. Liam Deliverance

      A very quick search on this Marley guy shows (alleged) links to fraud, bankruptcy and non declaration of VAT. I wouldn’t touch him with a 10 mile barge pole.

  4. medieval knievel

    you’d think they’d know how to spell possession correctly before claiming adverse possession.

      1. Leopold Gloom

        But Your Honour, we claimed possession!

        No sir, you claimed posession. That is not something that exists.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          I’m out of order? You’re out of order! This whole curt’s out of order!*


          1. scottser

            if i ever find myself in court, i’m going to do that whole ‘you want the truth? you can’t handle the truth’ speech.

          2. Sheik Yahbouti

            It will not go down well, Scottser. However, our ethnic minority have found that dropping the trackie bottoms and mooning the Court can serve as a ‘protest’ ;-)

  5. jungleman

    As far as I know in the UK where an application for AP is made to the land registry the registry serves notice on the owner who has a couple of years to assert their ownership in which case the AP application is barred.

    The system in Ireland is far more loose and notice is served on the owner to give them the opportunity to challenge the application. But the clock does not need to run for a further period to satisfy the limitation period (12 years). This is a lacuna really as it has the potential to result in the owner being completely screwed while not on notice of the AP.

    The irish system needs to be amended.

  6. Truth in the News

    See section 49 Registration of Title Act 1964 and the legal precdent established
    in case Brett v Mullarkey

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