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Real Estate Glossary

Adverse Possession

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Richard Wilson
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Known alternatively as squatter’s rights, adverse possession refers to the right of an occupant living on or using someone else’s property to acquire the said property if the original owner has not claimed ownership of it over a span of time or has completely abandoned it. For the squatter to take legal ownership of the property, they need to show the following actions: hostile, exclusive, lasting, uninterrupted, visible, and actual.

Known alternatively as squatter’s rights, adverse possession refers to the right of an occupant living on or using someone else’s property to acquire the said property if the original owner has not claimed ownership of it over a span of time or has completely abandoned it. For the squatter to take legal ownership of the property, they need to show the following actions: hostile, exclusive, lasting, uninterrupted, visible, and actual.

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