Adverse Possession: When Trespassers Become Property Owners
A trespasser can sometimes gain legal ownership of land just by occupying it. Here's how.
Avoiding Adverse Possession Claims by Renting Portion of Your Property to Neighbor
Signing a rental agreement with the person who appears to be dangerously close to making an adverse possession claim can be an important and easy way of protecting your property.
I planted a tree on property I considered mine, until a survey showed otherwise. Who owns the tree?
You may have a legal claim over not only the tree, but the land it sits on, using a doctrine known as adverse possession.
Our garage is on neighbor's property -- can we make the land ours through adverse possession?
Having used a piece of your neighbor's property for years, it might be worth your while to assert a legal claim to ownership through adverse possession.
Neighbors' Shed Is on our Property: Can He Claim the Land Through Adverse Possession?
Even with neither the owner nor the neighbor having been aware of it going on, one can successfully take adverse possession of a piece of property.
Frequently Asked Questions About Claiming Adverse Possession Over Land
Think you may have acquired an ownership right to land you've been using for a long time, but aren't sure? These FAQs will help you consider some of the fine points of the law.
How "Hostile" the Use of Property Must Be for Adverse Possession Claim
Being mean and nasty to the true property owner is not necessary for an adverse possession claim!
Can planting a small shrub give me adverse possession over a piece of land?
Unless a trespasser uses land as if it were his own, an adverse possession claim against another's property is likely a no-go.
Can an adverse possession claim over a piece of property be shared?
Understanding the "exclusivity" requirement for an adverse possession claim against property.