Squatters Right


Definition of "Squatter's right"

Stephen Albee
Stephen Albee Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Mesa Gilbert

Right to use property in the absence of forcible eviction by another. Some state laws allow squatter's rights to convert to bona-fide title over time. For example, if it cannot be ascertained who owns a parcel of property then a squatter may acquire title to the real estate because he has been an occupant of the property continually for some minimum period required by law.

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