Squatter renovates and sells home for £540,000 after successful adverse possession claim

The property was vacant until Keith Best moved in
The property was occupied by Keith Best for years and this allowed him to gain possession via an adverse possession application (Image credit: Google Earth)

A squatter who used a Roman-era law to gain possession of a £400,000 house belonging to a former pensioner has reportedly sold it for £540,000.

Keith Best was able to move into the empty three-bedroom property after noticing it while carrying out work in Newbury Park, east London.

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