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Chaplin v. Sanders – Case Review

Chaplin v. Sanders is without doubt the most important adverse possession case in Washington state.[1] It is a case stacked high with facts supporting the claimants of adverse possession.[2] But, there was a legal snag which gave it legs for appeal to the Washington Supreme Court. Essentially, there was a break in the chain of … Continue Reading

Is Adverse Possession Fundamentally Wrong?

People often get the impression from friends or relatives involved in land fights that adverse possession is fundamentally wrong. End Adverse Possession Now has done its best to further this point of view. Yet, how do I come down on this question? Impartially, adverse possession is both fundamentally right AND at present fundamentally flawed. As such, the … Continue Reading