Only the legal owner of goods or someone who is authorised or held out by the true owner as entitled to dispose of them can make a disposition which is effective to pass legal title. (17) This means that a thief cannot transfer ownership of stolen goods.
If you occupy land without having legal title to it, you may wish to make a claim for adverse possession, perhaps because you are selling neighbouring property and wish to include the land you have been occupying.
According to prosecution records, the 25-year-old Pakistani forged a property certificate copy which falsely said he had the legal title to the flat, located in the Discovery Gardens, which claimed to be issued by the Land Department.
Last year, Egyptian court ruled that Talaat Mostafa Group(TMG), one of the biggest publicly traded property developers in Egypt, had its legal title to its land in the Madinaty residential project, in Cairo challenged.
The parties involved in this case were not married but had lived together in a property where the legal title was held in joint names with no specific declaration of how it was to be shared if the relationship ended.