Colligan Law Assists Property Owner in Defeating Adverse Possession Claim

August 4, 2014

By A. Nicholas Falkides

Colligan Law recently assisted a local property owner in defeating a claim that a neighbor acquired title to a vital strip of the client’s land through adverse possession. The client owned an apartment building and was required to maintain two separate exit paths under the fire code. A hostile neighbor filed suit claiming title to a five foot strip of the client’s property, with the strip constituting one of the client’s required fire egress paths. Colligan Law defeated this claim, as well as a second claim that the neighbor had acquired an exclusive easement over the disputed strip of land. Colligan Law also defeated the neighbor’s claim for money damages as well as claims for nuisance and trespass.

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