Forms of Possession that pertain to Adverse Possession:

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actual possession – in adverse possession cases, actual entry upon the premises, physical occupancy and control over property such as to indicate exclusive ownership. – aka possession in fact

exclusive possession – possession of land by a claimant for himself, as his own, and not for another. — aka sole possession.

open and notorious possession – possession of real property that is so conspicuous its considered as sufficient notice to a reasonable landowner that their land is subject to an adverse user. — aka notorious possession.

hostile possession – open, notorious possession of land under a claim of an exclusive right thereto, including against the record owner’s claim.


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