It comes with the territory
When your kitten starts to establish her own territory, she’ll want a secure base to start from, whether it’s a farmhouse or a flat.
Your kitten will use scratches, smells and sounds to mark the boundaries of her patch, just as her ancestors had to in the wild. If she hasn’t been neutered she'll probably spray objects with urine; this is quite natural for cats who are vying for status. Your kitten’s territory is quite likely to overlap with other cats'. In fact, territory is always being renegotiated and when your kitten arrives on the scene the boundaries will no doubt have to be redrawn.
Some home truths
If you already have a cat living in your house it’s a good idea to let your kitten familiarise herself with her new surroundings before she meets her new friend.
After she's been introduced to her new friends a pecking order will be set up. This is a natural process and can involve displays of aggression, or dominant cats may wash weaker ones to make their point. As your kitten matures and grows stronger, the order may well change.
Even if your kitten has the house to herself, she'll still want to establish her territory. So be prepared for competition over your favourite spot, especially if it’s somewhere warm and cosy!