I have heard about the adverse possession case in Tx. What is it, how does work and is it a state law or Federal law? this would make a great hub topic. It is trending well since the huffington post on twitter... I would just like to understand it better.
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Excellent answer Deborah! It's very similar in the UK, the occupier has to physically occupy the property for 12 years or more. They must also not acknowledge the true owner in any way, use the property as a 'conventional' owner would and might be liable for improvements (subject to the Court's decision).