Maine squatters rights
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:09 AM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 04:33 AM
However, in order to gain ownership of the property through adverse possession, you must continually occupy the property for the period specified in your state's law. While you'd want to confirm with a Maine real estate attorney, my information shows that this period is 20 years in Maine. Up until that time is met, the true owner can show up and eject you from the property. Any money you've put into the property would then be lost. You might also get charged with trespass or other crimes as well, depending on the circumstances. As a result, there is a substantial risk involved here. Before attempting this, you will want to consult a real estate attorney to find out exactly what is involved and what risks you face.
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