Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Virginia

adverse possession and squatters rights

how many years before a judge will do a quit claims deed?

Asked on 3/16/07, 10:55 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Re: adverse possession and squatters rights

To acquire title to real property in the Commonwealth by way of adverse possession requires that the claimant

be in possession of the property continuously for a period of 15 years, in a manner that is open, notorious, hostile and adverse to the claim of the

owner of record, under claim of right, etc. (See Va. Code Sec. 8.01-236.)

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Answered on 3/16/07, 11:52 pm


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