Hello again, Theresa, and thank you for clarifying that for me.
State law does provide grounds for a landowner to claim ownership of property they have exclusively used and maintained for a period of at least 15 years under the doctrine of adverse possession
, so you could pursue legal action to obtain ownership of the land you have been using for so long typically.
However, it is usually better to retain a local real estate
attorney to approach the issue with the neighboring land owner in an attempt to come to a voluntary agreement and avoid litigation if possible, since it can be expensive and time-consuming for both parties involved.
Here is a link which summarizes the law in CT:
There are grounds to pursue ownership of the property you have used an maintained for over 30 years, but it would be best to retain a local attorney to represent you in this matter. If you are unable to come to an agreement with the neighboring landowner, then a lawsuit will typically be necessary, seeking a court order declaring that you are the rightful owner of the property in question pursuant to the doctrine of adverse possession.
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