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How do I squat to get the title to crown land?

Posted on: 26th Apr, 2008 02:03 pm
I know you are a mortgage company and probably don't like the idea of free land, however I would borrow to build. With that in mind this is my question:
Particularly around Fort McMurray, Alberta, I want to know if it is possible to squat on crown land in this area and eventually obtain a clear title in my name? How do you do it? How does this compare to other areas of Canada? This questions stems from a conversation with my father, who thought it was possible with all the crown land surrounding this boomtown, I thought it impossible because I think everyone else there struggling for housing woulda thought of that by now.
Hi Natalie,

Welcome to forums.

As much as I know, there aren't any squatting rights in Canada. It's illegal out there. So, I think you will have to purchase the land and then build on it.

Posted on: 27th Apr, 2008 09:00 pm
Hi Natalie,

Welcome to forum.

I agree with jameshogg that squatting in Alberta is illegal and you cannot obtain title on your name by squatting. By the way you can always contact a lawyer.

Why do you want to get title of crown land by squatting? You can try and buy a property.
Posted on: 28th Apr, 2008 03:50 am
well this city in particular all of the land is Crown owned. The crown releases it slowly to corperations who build complexes and charge outrageous rents. 3000 a month for a small two bedroom in some cases. Squatting is legal in my province but you have to squat for ten years and make improvements to the property. Another condition in my province is that the owner can't know.
Posted on: 28th Apr, 2008 05:32 am
Hi Natalie,

I agree with Niicss that Squatting is not a very good idea. So contact with a real estate attorney so that he can help you out.

Best of Luck,
Posted on: 30th Apr, 2008 11:39 pm
I was told that the crown land in B.C was unavailable because First Nations people have first dibs on all crown land ? How do the big corporations aquire these lands? Money talks I guess.
Posted on: 01st May, 2009 08:39 pm
I guess you're correct. It is money that talks...
Posted on: 03rd May, 2009 10:56 pm
natalie the answer is complicated but not, here is some info, all the "persons" say its illigal yes but not unlawful big difference law of the sea vs land of the land, (souvereign people are not bound by legislation, only persons ) have faith and it will work!!!
Posted on: 24th Dec, 2010 06:09 am
Was wondering if a person can squat on property or land in Ca or Or
Posted on: 26th Jul, 2011 12:46 pm
If you own the land, then you can squat on it!!
Posted on: 26th Jul, 2011 10:32 pm
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