Miami Beach, FL asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Florida

Q: Florida statue 95.18 question is about the "or" meaning you have a claim if you complete A,B, and

or when those under whom the possessor claims meet these criteria, the property actually possessed is held adversely if the person claiming adverse possession: A, B, & C not having possessed property for 7 years but did A,B, & C. In C it states: Has subsequently paid, subject to s. 197.3335, all taxes and matured installments of special improvement liens levied against the property by the state, county, and municipality for all remaining years necessary to establish a claim of adverse possession. So if the remaining years of unpaid taxes totaling 7 years or more then they meet and comply with the statue.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If I understand correctly, you are asking whether the adverse possessor, after complying with the tax requirements of Florida Statute 95.18 (1) (a)-(c), must still continuously possess the "property under a claim of title exclusive of any other right" for 7 years. Yes.

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