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Adverse possession

Definition of the noun Adverse possession

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noun

  1. [legal]: A means of acquiring title to another's real property without compensation by occupying the property in a manner that is actual, open and notorious, exclusive, hostile, under cover of claim or right, and continuous for a certain number of years.

Explanation

Adverse possession is a method of acquiring title to real property by possession for a statutory period under certain conditions, viz: proof of non-permissive use which is actual, open and notorious, exclusive, adverse, and continuous for the statutory period. It is governed by statute concerning the title to real property. By adverse possession, title to another's real property can be acquired without compensation, by holding the property in a manner that conflicts with the true owner's rights for a specified period. For example, squatter's rights are a specific form of adverse possession.

  • also known as 逆權侵佔

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Google previewThe New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law (2016)

Three Volume Set by NA NA

Adverse possession is a rule that prevents a property owner from bringing an action to recover land from its current...

Adverse possession is an application of the more general doctrine of statutes of limitations, which fix the time within which ...

Google previewLaw 101 (2014)

Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fourth Edition by Jay Feinman

Adverse possession is an odd concept because it allows someone to acquire ownership by taking it away from the rightful owner. Suppose you own a cabin in the backwoods, but, intent on seeking your fortune, you move away from it to live in ...

Google previewAn Abridgment of the American Law of Real Property (1839)

by Francis Hilliard

Twenty years' adverse possession is a positive title to the defendant.

Google previewReal Estate Law (2010)

by Marianne Jennings

Adverse possession is a statutory doctrine, and the requirements vary from state to state. However, if the statutory requirements are met, title passes as though there had been a conveyance through the traditional methods of deed transfers.

Google previewCases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi ... (1840)

by Mississippi. Supreme Court

Three years adverse possession is an unquestionable bar to the summary ...

Google previewQ&A Land Law 2009-2010 (2009)

by Martin Dixon, Gerwyn Griffiths

As a consequence, under the registered title scheme, while adverse possession is not impossible to establish, it is, nevertheless, often exceedingly difficult. Checklist Today, adverse possession is a mixture of common law 219 CHAPTER 10 ...

Google previewLand Law 2009-2010 (2009)

by Martin J. Dixon, Gerwyn Griffiths

As a consequence, under the registered title scheme, while adverse possession is not impossible to establish, it is, nevertheless, often exceedingly difficult. Checklist Today, adverse possession is a mixture of common law 219 CHAPTER 10 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law (2009)

Property by Thomas W. Merrill, Henry E. Smith

Adverse possession is a method by which someone, without the owner's permission, acquires a new root of title to property already owned. The adverse possessor acquires title in this fashion by possessing the property until the statute of ...

Google previewThe History of the Common Law of England and an Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. 6. Ed. (etc.) (1820)

by Matthew Hale

Twenty years adverse possession is a positive title to the defendant; it is not ...

Google previewReports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama (1904)

Adverse possession is a fact which must be proved, and the burden of proof is always cast upon him who interposes, and relies on it as a defense.—Ib. 332. 9. What is.—But an actual occupancy ...

Google previewThe Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary (2015)

Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard

ADVERSE POSSESSION OF MINERAL RIGHTS See: POSSESSION, ADVERSE POSSESSION, ADVERSE POSSESSION OF MINERAL RIGHTS (MINERAL RIGHTS ADVERSELY POSSESSED). ADVERSE RULING A decision by the court ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1898)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

In order that an adverse holding may ripen into title, it must be continuous,3 and an answer setting up adverse possession must aver that it was continuous and uninterrupted.4 Where Several Tenants have, during the time, successively ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

ADVERSE POSSESSION A common law term equivalent to the possession in the concept of an owner (en concepto de dueho). — Duterte v. Buot, 57131-R, May 8, 1979. Acquisitive prescription ...

Google previewAmerican English Encyclopaedia Law (1888)

Adverse Possession. — The action of ejectment could formerly be brought only where the lessor or plaintiff might enter ; and to sustain this right, it became necessary therefore to show a possession in the plaintiff's lessor within twenty years.1 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2015)

by Jonathan Law

adverse possession 24 possession, an order will require those on the land to leave within 24 hours. Remaining on the premises or re-entry within 12 months is a *summary offence, punishable by a *fine on level 5 and/or six months' ...

Google previewLexicon of Trust & Foundation Practice (2016)

by John Goldsworth

Adverse possession Adverse party: Parties who are opposed to the other parties in a legal action. Sometimes parties may be adverse to each other on some issues but in agreement on others, such as where two beneficiaries under a will are ...

Google previewDictionary of Terms and Phrases Used in American Or English Jurisprudence (1879)

by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott

Adverse possession, is B phrase in common use, with respect to real property, to signify a possession avowedly contrary to some claim of title in another person. Its important consequences are three. By statutes declaratory of the law of ...

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