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Asked on: 7/18/13, 10:10 am

if someone cared for your farm property for years, would they have legal ownership of it? person kept baled hay as payment for the work.

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Answered on: 7/18/13, 12:38 pm by Michael Giordano

NO they would not have any legal ownership of the farm just by virtue of having cared for the property unless the current owner specifically deeded the property to the person. Was there any written agreement between the owner of the farm and the person who cared for the property?

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