Q: Property maintained solely for 30 years can someone just take it off me?
I maintained a small piece of land solely for over 30 years adjacent to my home i have proof ,pictures by the ton and borough letters etc Everyone including the d.o.c workers stopped right before this piece of property and never maintained it i did .Today the new president of council said i have to give it up i said go to court he said he will have my cars towed and crushed ,anything i can do bout this? Having issues getting a lawyer in the pandemic im told otherwise one of them would have taken it but im in luzerne county pa and in the red zone with courts closed etc but i said there has to be something i can do about it ? Please any help or advice or a lawyer who can take this its appreciated very very much
A: There is a concept known as "adverse possession" which, under the right circumstances, grants title to real estate to those who have maintained it for 21+ years. However, the rules are very particular and would also need to be asserted in court. I also have questions about the nature of the property (urban vs. rural) and whether the local municipality is the current owner.
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