You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #6: Adverse possession IS "squatting". Every state has such laws. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 12:06 AM
Response to Original message
6. Adverse possession IS "squatting". Every state has such laws.
It comes from English common law on the theory that it's better for someone, even a non-paying stranger, to use the land than for it to be ignored by its true owner. It requires a very specific set of requirements to be met. Generally the adverse possessor(squatter) must posses "openly", ie, he can't be hiding, people must know about it and he must be claiming a right *against* the true owner. So if the true owner has given permission there is no adverse possession. It also must go on on unbroken for some number of years, perhaps seven. This is why people are warned to visit their property every year or so if it's vacant. Or they could possibly lose it. By the way, you can't adversely possess against a government entity.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC