Lenoir City, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: does the state of Tn have laws on ownership of property if maintained by another person....

a legal property owner is not doing the up keep of their property, so a neighbor is and has been taking the responsibility to mow and maintain the property, without a contract to do so.... so legally its as if the property has been abandoned...legally can the neighbor claim that property

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Joseph Talmadge Kirkland
Joseph Talmadge Kirkland
  • Memphis, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Tennessee does have laws concerning "adverse possession" but they are complex and involve a through analysis. You will need to discuss all of the facts in great detail with an attorney that handles real estate matters to receive proper advice.

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