justice-smiles-green-large.pngAdverse Possession is the primary doctrine used to resolve boundary disputes. Its requirements, or legal elements, are:

  1. Actual Possession; that is
  2. Open & Notorious;
  3. Hostile; and
  4. Exclusive; held
  5. Continuously for the Statutory Period.

In essence what this means is that an adverse possessor needs to both sufficiently represent to others AND in actuality possess real property