Adverse Possession is the legal term to describe a situation whereby a person possessing a certain property for an extended period, but without legal title or claim to it, may nevertheless obtain legal rights to the property. Adverse Possession rights are extremely difficult to prove up. Contrary to popular myths, it takes more than just fencing in a property for a few years to be able to claim ownership. One must take into consideration many factors, including whether the possession was open, notorious, and adverse to the true owner’s rights. It also makes a difference as to who has paid property taxes during the period of possession. Nonetheless, this affidavit constitutes sworn testimony as to the facts of the possessor’s possession and claim of right.
Documents to be prepared for you: "Follow-Through" Instructions, Adverse Possession Affidavit.
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The following questions should be answered in order for us to prepare correct and enforceable documents:
Property Zip Code:
A property is legally described not by an address but the lot/block in a platted subdivision, or by "Metes and Bounds" in unplatted parcels.
Property is indexed and recorded in the public records only by the legal description, so this information is usually important in all enforceable real estate documents.
the City of
If property is not in a lot/block subdivision, but surveyed by "METES and BOUNDS", please locate the metes and bounds description on the back of your existing deed and either fax
it to us at 817.737.7201 or upload at the bottom of this questionnaire. If you are unable to locate the legal description, check the box below.
Unable to locate legal description
Date of Acquisition:
Owner of Record:
County where Property is located:
Date of Affiant's Possession:
Has Possession been continuous since that time?
Who has paid taxes on the property during Affiant's possession?
Does Affiant have any written document purporting to give right of possession?
If yes, You may either fax it to us at 817.737.7201 or upload the documents at the bottom this questionnaire.
OPTIONAL: Upload files to help the TLD staff create your documents.
The firm’s attorneys, Jeffrey A. Rattikin and Jack Rattikin, Jr., are both Board-Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.