Can I file an adverse possession claim without an attorney?

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Can I file an adverse possession claim without an attorney?

Asked on June 28, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Tennessee

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can file an adverse possession claim without an attorney.

In TN, you must satisfy the following requirements for adverse possession:

adverse (without owner's permission) entry on the land; must actually be on the land; use and care for the land as if it were  your own; must use the land continuously for 7 years if you have color of title or 20 years if no color of title.

Color of title means you have a document which purports to provide title to the land.


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