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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 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 previewThe Economic Approach to Law (2004)

by Thomas J. Miceli

Adverse possession is a curious doctrine that on its face seems to legitimize the theft of land.

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 previewQ&A Land Law (2014)

by Martin Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Law at Cambridge University and a Fellow Martin Dixon, Emma Lees

Checklist Today, adverse possession is a mixture of common law ...

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 Good Neighbor Guidebook for Colorado (2000)

Necessary Information and Good Advice for Living in and Enjoying Today's Colorado by Nancy S. Greif, Erin J. Johnson

Adverse possession is a means of acquiring someone else's land by possessing it for the statutory period of eighteen years, under conditions that the law considers to be hostile, adverse, actual, under a claim of right, exclusive, and ...

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 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 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 previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

adverse possession : actual possession of another's real property that is open, hostile, exclusive, continuous, adverse to the claim of the owner, often under a claim of right or color of title, and that may give rise ...

Google previewBuilding Law Encyclopaedia (2009)

by David Chappell, Michael Dunn, Michael Cowlin

Adverse possession must be inserted in the contract particulars (qv), together with a schedule showing the times and amounts for repayment (SBC clause 4.8). A standard form of bond is available to protect the employer should the contractor ...

Google previewHopkins' Nonprofit Law Dictionary (2015)

by Bruce R. Hopkins

adverse possession The term “adverse possession”...

Google previewWebster's New World Law Dictionary (2010)

by Jonathan Wallace, Susan Ellis Wild

See adverse possession. constructive possession. Having the power and intention of exercising control and dominion of real property, but lacking ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Adverse possession. See POSSESSION, ADVERSE.

Google previewThe Complete Dictionary of Mortgage & Lending Terms Explained Simply (2011)

What Smart Investors Need to Know by Atlantic Publishing Group

Adverse possession: Blatantly and aggressively occupying another person's land and claiming entitlement without permission from the owner. Adverse possession does not include leasing property with an owner's consent or occupying ...

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