Asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: How could I know if a neighbour or someone else has intentions to acquire my land property via Prescriptive easements

The biggest challenge I face now, is how could I know if my property (a land lot in Los Angeles) was used by a neighbor or someone else for 5 years, since I was unfortunately absent for 8 years ) I am planning to take preventive action such as a fence , surveillance cameras , warning signs along the boundary, but is it to late ? Please help.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Have they claimed that the land is theirs?

Have they been using a road within your property? If they have, they may arfgue that they have an easement. However it depends on the circumstances.

Have they excluded people from the land?

Have they paid the taxes for the last five years>

Are they preventing your entry into your land?

Have they posted signs that says no tresspassing Prperty of {their name}

I f they have not done any of the above. Hurry up , settle in to your land and put up a fence. Best of luck.

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