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Hello,This is called ADVERSE POSESSION. One who seeks to assert title to a tract of land under the doctrine of Adverse Possession must prove by a preponderance of the evidence: (1) That he has held the tract adversely or hostilely in a manner and duration prescribed by law, NC is 20 years.(2) That the possession has been actual; (3) That the possession has been open and notorious; (4) That possession has been exclusive; (5) That possession has been continuous; You can file a claim to the land if you have appeared to have met all the obligations above.Other points on NC NORTH CAROLINA 1-38, et seq.; 1-17 Generic AP 20 yrs. Color of Title: 7 yrs. Time limit to sue after disability lifted: 3 yrs.If this helps please click ACCEPT.Regards
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