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.
Is Our Neighbor Aiming to Assert Adverse Possession?
No matter how nice the neighbor, as a homeowner, you have every right to be concerned about possible adverse possession claims.
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.
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.
Can I acquire title to an empty school lot next to my house via adverse possession?
There isn’t a clear border between my land and the school, can I acquire it through adverse possession?
Can an adverse possession dispute with a neighbor be mediated?
A mediator can help a homeowner and neighbor generate some strategies for compromise over use of a piece of property, thus avoiding litigation.