What Are Squatters Rights in Ohio?

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house image by Dragomir Rafajlovic from Fotolia.com jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a06/95/ih/squatters-rights-ohio_-1.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Squatter's rights only apply in specific circumstances. Though a commonly used term, "squatter's rights" is often misunderstood. Squatter's rights allow someone who doesn't have title to a property to gain title to that property without having to buy it from the owner. The law of adverse possession is the only legal basis through which this can happen in Ohio. Squatter's Rights A squatter is someone who lives or resides on a piece of real property without owning it or otherwise being authorized by the owner to be there. Typically, squatter's rights cases involve two or more property owners who own adjacent pieces of real property. If one party uses the others property for a significant length of time (at least 21 years) and the other party is aware of it but ... more
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