Sixteen years ago we took possession of a lot with a storage house and double carport with a quit claim deed from an agent. We have imporved the lot that adjoins our home site and have paid taxes on the property every year. The former owner is deceased for at least 18 years. Can we claim right of adverse possession.
State/Country relating to question: Texas
Spoken with county clerk who shows us as owners by quit claim deed and spoken with tax clerk who has nothing for us but to contact heirs whom we do not know.
Yes you can claim ownership by adverse possession but that would only be necessary if there was some question as to the authority of the agent to act for the owner. If there is some question, you would file an action to quiet title based on the combination of your record ownership and adverse possession.
That will work however the various companies would be considered affiliates of one another under US corporate law because they are under common control. However, you could do as you indicate in your post.
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