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Bullivant Houser Bailey PC: Adverse Possession by a Co-Owner: Intent to Oust Co-Owner Must Be Clear and Unequivocal

By Ronald L. Richman A co-owner (cotenant) of real property cannot acquire title to the entire property by adverse possession absent clear and unequivocal notice to the other cotenants of an intent to remove or "oust" them from the property. Adverse possession is basically a "hostile...