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Adverse Possession Blog Series

Boundary, Fence, & Tree Disputes, Legal Update, Neighbor & Nuisance Disputes, and Real Estate Law

The attorneys at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP have many inquiries pertaining to the adverse possession problem. As we know that it is a common concern of a lot of property owners, we put together an Adverse Possession Blog Series consisting of insightful blogs written by our knowledgeable attorneys. Additionally, we hope that this blog will serve as guidance and help you understand the topic. As always, give us a call at (650) 327-2900 if you think you have a real estate matter and need legal representation or visit us on the web at


By: Henry Chuang, Esq. (Click image for bio)

Court Keeps it Difficult to Take Property By Adverse Possession

Recently there has been a lot of interest in adverse possession claims from the firm’s clients. From a television interview with one of our attorneys to a tentative verdict in favor of our client denying another party’s attempt to adversely possess property, more and more people have been encountering this issue. In a recent appellate decision the court went out of its way to stop a claimant from adversely possessing a parcel of land. In Aguayo v. Amaro, the court held that…


By: Julia M. Wei, Esq. (Click image for bio)

Boundary Law – A Simple Way to Prevent an Adverse Possession or Prescriptive Easement Claim from a Neighbor

Landowners rarely survey their property until they are about to apply for permits for a remodel. However, surveys can often reveal a misplaced fence, or in more rural areas, personal property such as landscaping, sprinkler systems, chicken coops, and the like. The main concern for a landowner who discovers an encroachment is…


By: Simon Offord, Esq. (Click image for bio)

Adverse Possession Awarded Without Paying Taxes

In past blog articles, we have discussed the doctrine of adverse possession, and some of the difficulties in prevailing on an adverse possession theory. In order to prevail on an adverse possession claim, the adverse possessor must prove each of these five elements: …


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