Portland, OR asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Oregon

Q: My neighbor has encroached on my property by building a horse pen. It has been three years. Options?

The neighbor built a horse pen and temporary barn on my lend. It has been weight years since this happened. I want to move it back, but have been told I lost my rights as this is now an adverse person.

Lately he has moved the pen boundary again.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Christopher Minor
John Christopher Minor
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Newport, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: It takes 10 years to gain title by adverse possession, and even then an adverse possession claim requires the presence of certain elements; mere occupancy is not sufficient. See a lawyer. He or she can advise you as to the strength or weakness of the neighbor's claims, and what remedies are available.

Gabriel A Watson agrees with this answer

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