Poplarville, MS asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Mississippi

Q: How can I legally purchase property that I have maintained for over 10 years?

The property is heir property and the owner would sell it, but believes all heirs would need to be involved(3 total). The owner has been the only heir involved at all with this property and has paid the taxes on it for at least 11 years. This piece of property joins to mine and I’ve maintained it for over 10 years, have a legal driveway through it, have permission to use it as mine, but would like to legally own it. I’m at a loss on what can be done. Any advice? I originally thought I could claim adverse possession, but I also read that in Mississippi, you would have to ask pay taxes on this land for 2 years. Also, this piece of land is only around 1 acre and is not square where anyone could do anything with it unless they owned part of the neighboring properties.

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: Hire a competent attorney to first conduct a title search. Then he needs to determine heirship and record it with an Affidavit of Heirship. Finally get a Deed executed by all Heirs At Law over to you. They may demand some monetary consideration.

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