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Q: In a adverse possession, when exactly does the statutory period start? if you pay back taxes are you considered in posse

In a adverse possession, when exactly does the statutory period start? if you pay back taxes are you considered in possession during those previous years ? or does the period start the moment you file the lis pendes?

Ghassan Othman Hasan
Ghassan Othman Hasan
answered on Oct 14, 2011

Paying taxes on property that your are claiming title by adverse possession is only one of the elements of an adverse possession claim. You must be able to also show the possession is adverse, open and notorious, continuous and hostile (meaning not authorized by the real owner) for the statutory... Read more »

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