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Recent Changes to the Law of Adverse Possession in Pennsylvania

Recent Changes to the Law of Adverse Possession in Pennsylvania

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • By Ryan E. Abrams

One of the more well settled areas of Pennsylvania law, the law of adverse possession, was subject to both judicial and legislative action in the Commonwealth this year. Adverse possession is a legal mechanism whereby one’s physical possession of the land of another is converted into actual legal title to the land. Each recent change to the law marks a departure from distinct legal concept within the jurisprudence of adverse possession, and many landowners, including municipalities, may now have cause to reevaluate the status of their ownership of certain lands.

Recent Changes to the Law of Adverse Possession in Pennsylvania

Recent Changes to the Law of Adverse Possession in Pennsylvania

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • By Ryan E. Abrams

One of the more well settled areas of Pennsylvania law, the law of adverse possession, was subject to both judicial and legislative action in the Commonwealth this year. Adverse possession is a legal mechanism whereby one’s physical possession of the land of another is converted into actual legal title to the land. Each recent change to the law marks a departure from distinct legal concept within the jurisprudence of adverse possession, and many landowners, including municipalities, may now have cause to reevaluate the status of their ownership of certain lands.