If a neighbor puts a doublewide on your property .Could he claim ownership of your land if he is not told to move it ?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Oh---YES.  There is a law called Adverse Possession. A person MAY INDEED occupy a vacant property, house or land, and if they care for it LIKE AN OWNER, they can literally claim ownership. The law varies as to the amount of time this takes. In my state of Ohio, it takes 21 years. 

    LOOK IT UP in your state. If they have illegally parked a trailer on your property, and they are mowing, planting or maintaining the property it's on, you may be UNABLE to make them move it or evict them without going through the court system. 

    Don't think they can't. They can, and some do. You'll have to find out what your squatter's rights and adverse possession laws are in your state before acting on this. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Seriously?  Of course NOT!  Unless the land is titled to him - by ownership, it doesn't just magically become his.  In fact, it would be quite the other way around.  The double wide belongs to the owner of the land it sits on.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Real Estate law experience.
  • 4 weeks ago

    Not unless you take no action for years and years and he pays the land taxes for years and years.

    All you have to do is notify the owner in writing that the unit is on your land without permission and must be moved, and if it isn't moved, you notify them again in writing. State law will tell you how much time has to pass before that unit that is not moved is legally considered abandoned, and once it is, YOU can claim ownership of IT. Getting a title for it might take some time and money, but the state DMV will tell you how.

  • yes but state laws differ on the amount of time before you can do it.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe 10 years down the road.  

  • 4 weeks ago

    Why would you have allowed it at all? A simple police call would have fixed the issue. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Eventualy he could claim ownership via a law called adverse possession.  This takes about 20 years (of him openly living on your land) where I am, but I heard in Texas it only takes one year.

  • R P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, he cannot. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Eventually maybe. No time soon.

  • Amy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If the "he is not told to move it" lasts 20 years.

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/adverse_possession

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