Jul 24, 2018
Adverse possession, otherwise known as "squatter's rights" is a topic that is controversial and often misunderstood. When can a person claim ownership of another's real property based upon open, notorious use over a certain period of time? That's the topic that Amber Miller is here to discuss today.
Claiming title to land owned by another is not easy, and adverse possession is disfavored by courts. Thus, a person seeking ownership of property based upon a claim of adverse possession must be able to prove a number of required elements. For persons seeking to claim adverse possession based upon agricultural uses such as grazing or farming, these requirements are extremely specific and exacting. We walk through the different types of adverse possession in Texas, the elements that much be proven for each, and give some examples from case law on how this works in the real world.
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