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Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. - July 5th Update

REAL CASES IN REAL ESTATE By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. BuckleySandler LLP alnegroni@buckleysandler.com Minnesota Neighbors' Boundary Dispute Results in Grant of Adverse Possession and Redrawing of Boundary By Practical Location . Minnesota's Court of Appeals resolved a boundary...

How To Get A $300,000 Home For Just $16!!

A Texas man has moved into a $300,000 home in a "well-manicured" section of Flower Mound, Texas and it only cost him $16 to do so. As the Daily Mail recently reported (" Man Uses Obscure Law To Obtain Ownership Of $300K Home In Upscale Texas Town . . . for just $16 "), the man...

Vetstein Law Group: Move That Condo! Court Orders Removal Of Encroaching Building

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Adverse Possession Bites Condo Developer In The You-Know-What The case of Brandao v. Docanto (embedded below), handed down by the Appeals Court on August 18, 2011, is a real doozy. The Court ordered a condominium developer to remove his entire building which encroached...

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...

Vetstein Law Group: The Anatomy of a Massachusetts Adverse Possession Trial: A View from Counsel’s Table

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Effective Preparation and Historical Timeline Key To Trial I just completed a four day jury waived trial in an adverse possession case in Superior Court. I wanted to share some of my experience as a Massachusetts adverse possession attorney , and what I learned during...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – September 10th, 2012 Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

The Importance of Fences in Adverse Possession

It is often said that tall fences make good neighbors. In the world of adverse possession, the presence of a fence can often be the difference between winning or losing. The vast majority of legal transfers of title occur through a transaction: buyer makes an offer to purchase real property from a...