Waianae, HI asked in Real Estate Law for Hawaii

Q: Is adverse possession deemed if owners literally up and left?

My fiancée has been in the home for no less than 23 years after his parents divorced and went their separate ways leaving the home to him. He has been the sole person taking care of the home from, repairs, remodeling etc. excluding land taxes. There is no mortgage as the home has been paid off.

Now that his parent lives are changing, they want the house back. One has already moved in and the other will be coming back from Vegas.

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Kelly LaPrade
Kelly LaPrade
  • Wailuku, HI
  • Licensed in Hawaii

A: I suggest your fiancé contact an attorney asap to determine if he has a claim for adverse possession as there may be a statute of limitations that could bar the claim if not asserted in time.

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