Example usage They took possession of the property. Pages on this site to help you understand Housing Housing Am I going to be evicted? I am a landlord with a legal issue I am renting and have legal issues I'm buying or selling a house Recent articles tagged with Housing ID and money home-buying checks - why they are needed In the market for a flat? Leasehold or commonhold? Leasehold and ground rents Know your rights on eviction Stepping on to the property ladder See also: Possession Having something under your control even though you may not own it. Possessory title Gaining title through possession. If you have possession of something for a long time you may gain title to it even though you do not have documents to prove that it is yours.