Another ‘adverse possession’ case in Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) ” A second case of property owners claiming some of their neighbors’ land has come to light in Colorado.
A centuries-old legal doctrine called the right of adverse possession allows someone to gain possession of property after using it without a challenge by the owner for a certain period. In Colorado, the time frame is 18 years.
In Boulder, a judge awarded nearly one-third of a vacant lot to the neighbors under the principle. The owners who lost the case are appealing.
In the second case, neighbors in Grand Junction are disputing ownership of a strip of land 20 feet wide and 200 feet long.
A couple who bought it more than two years ago say their neighbors are trying to claim it. Their attorneys are in negotiations.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com/