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Squatters' Rights

March 12, 2024

Squatters' rights, also known as adverse possession, refer to the legal concept where a person can acquire ownership of real property by occupying it for a certain period of time, even though they did not originally have legal title to the property. The specific requirements for establishing squatters' rights vary from state to state, but generally include the following elements: Actual possession, Exclusive possession, hostile possession or continuous possession.  The true owner will have to take legal action in order to remove the squatter.    If the squatter physically occupies the property and has control of the property along with obvious and visible to the true owner, the true owner will have to work with a seasoned and experienced attorney to evict the squatter.  As the law varies from State to State, it is essential you follow the law.  David Scillieri, Esq has over 40 years experience in real estate law and can assist you in all aspects of this legal matter.