Mary lost her husband and all three children during the Liberian civil war. When a refugee in Ghana she lost the copy of her late husband’s title deed to property they had jointly purchased in Tusa Field in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. After her repatriation she went to Tusa Field to discover another family had moved into the house and removed property boundary markers. Mary reported the case to the local authorities but to little avail. With NRC’s help she was able to retrieve a certified copy of the deed from the national archive. NRC organised a negotiation process which led to agreement to survey the plot to verify its dimensions and boundary lines. Mary acknowledged that the occupier had acted in good faith and improved the property and so she allowed him and his family two months to find alternative accommodation.